East of Eden is a novel by John Steinbeck that was first published in 1952. Explore a plot summary, an in-depth analysis of Cal Trask, and important quotes.


See a complete list of the characters in East of Eden and in-depth analyses of Cal Trask, Aron Trask, Adam Trask, Cathy Ames, and Samuel Hamilton.

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the literary devices in East of Eden, from the major themes to motifs, symbols, and more.


Find the quotes you need to support your essay, or refresh your memory of the book by reading these key quotes.


Get ready to ace your East of Eden paper with our suggested essay topics and mini essays.

Further Study

Go further in your study of East of Eden with background information and links to the best resources around the web.