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Travels with Charley: In Search of America

John Steinbeck Jay Parini, Ph.D.

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Penguin
23 May 2001
Travel & holiday; Classic travel writing
In 1960, John Steinbeck set out to rediscover and document his native land; accompanied only by his dog, he travelled all across the United States in a pick-up truck. This Penguin Classics edition of Travels with Charley includes an introduction by Jay Parini.

When he was almost sixty years old, worried that he might have lost touch with the sights, the sounds and the essence of America's people, Steinbeck took note of his itchy feet and prepared to travel. He was accompanied by his French poodle, Charley, diplomat and watchdog, across the states of America from Maine to California. Moving through the woods and deserts, dirt tracks and highways to large cities and glorious wildernesses, Steinbeck observed - with remarkable honesty and insight, with a humorous and sometimes sceptical eye - America, and the Americans who inhabited it. What he saw was a lonely, generous nation too packed with individuals for single judgements; what he saw made him proud, angry, sympathetic and elated. His vision of how the world was changing still speaks to us prophetically through the decades.

If you enjoyed Travels with Charley, you might like Cannery Row, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.
By:   John Steinbeck
Introduction by:   Jay Parini Ph.D.
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 14mm
Weight:   179g
ISBN:   9780141186108
ISBN 10:   0141186100
Series:   Penguin Modern Classics
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   23 May 2001
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck is remembered as one of the greatest and best-loved American writers of the twentieth century. His novels have been huge best-selllers in the UK for many years. Steinbeck's complete works will be available in Penguin Modern Classics.

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