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East of Eden

John Steinbeck

Suggestions for Further Reading


How to Cite This SparkNote

Benson, Jackson J. John Steinbeck, Writer: A Biography. New York: Penguin USA, 1990.

Fensch, Thomas, ed. Conversations with John Steinbeck. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1988.

George, Stephen K., ed. John Steinbeck: A Centennial Tribute. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishers, 2002.

Steinbeck, Elaine, and Robert Wallsten, eds. Steinbeck: A Life in Letters. New York: Penguin USA, 1989.

Steinbeck, John. Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters. New York: Penguin USA, 1990.

———. To a God Unknown. New York: Penguin Classics, 1933.

———. Of Mice and Men. New York: Penguin Classics, 1937.

———. The Long Valley. New York: Penguin Classics, 1938.

———. The Grapes of Wrath. New York: Penguin Classics, 1939.

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by Clarinetmast, September 06, 2012

The narrator is actually John Hamilton, the grandson of Samuel Hamilton and the son of Olive Hamilton.


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by readereaterheater, November 19, 2012

Actually, the narrator is John Steinbeck. Olive Hamilton is married to a Steinbeck and the novel often mentions the "Steinbeck House" and her husband and children. It's supposed to be an ironic little pun he puts in there.


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by Captain_Saucy, December 19, 2012

Come on people, John Steinbeck is the narrator and Olive Hamilton is his mother. Samuel is his grandfather.


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