The Pearl
  • Author : John Steinbeck
  • Release Date : 20 May 2022
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Genre : Avarice
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN 13 : 0141312556
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Book Description: This moving parable of wealth and the evil it can bring is based on a Mexican folktale. The simple life of Kino, a pearl fisher, changes for ever when he finds a great pearl, a pearl as large as a seagull's egg. The story is of the finding of the pearl, the dreams it represents and its loss. Kino is blind to the greed, fear and even violence the pearl arouses in his neighbours - and in himself - and the promise of great wealth and a better life for Kino and his family brings nothing but misfortune and enemies.

The Pearl

The Pearl

Author : John Steinbeck
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Avarice
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This moving parable of wealth and the evil it can bring is based on a Mexican folktale. The simple life of Kino, a pearl fisher, changes for ever when he finds a great pearl, a pearl as large as a seagull's egg. The story is of the finding of the ...

Poverty in John Steinbeck s The Pearl

Poverty in John Steinbeck s The Pearl

Author : Louise Hawker
Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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This informative volume examines John Steinbeck's life and work, with a specific look at key ideas related to The Pearl. The book discusses a variety of topics, including whether Kino chooses enslavement to wealth in order to escape poverty, and whether the townspeople have a parasitic relationship with the poor. ...

John Steinbeck s the Pearl

John Steinbeck s the Pearl

Author : Carol Forman
Publisher : Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
Genre : Study Aids
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A guide to reading "The Pearl" with a critical and appreciative mind encouraging analysis of plot, style, form, and structure. Also includes background on the author's life and times, sample tests, term paper suggestions, and a reading list....

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Author : M. E. Kerr
Publisher : Open Road Media
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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The Pearl

The Pearl

Author : John Steinbeck
Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Fiction
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“There it lay, the great pearl, perfect as the moon.” Like his father and grandfather before him, Kino is a poor diver, gathering pearls from the gulf beds that once brought great wealth to the Kings of Spain and now provide Kino, Juana, and their infant son with meager subsistence. ...

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Publisher : Ballantine Books
Genre : History
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Author : M. S. El Azhary
Publisher : Routledge
Genre : Reference
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Publisher : Hachette UK
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Author : Benjamin R. Tilghman
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Genre : Philosophy
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Author : John Steinbeck
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Avarice
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Reading Level: IntermediateKino quickly pushed his knife into the shell. The shell tried to close, but Kino pushed hard and the shell fell open. The flesh of the oyster moved, then was still. Kino lifted the flesh and there lay a great pearl. The sunlight fell on the pearl and ...

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Author : John Steinbeck
Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Travel
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The Song Of The Pearl

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Author : Wesley Stillwagon Sr
Publisher : Independently Published
Genre : Uncategorized
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John Steinbeck's The Pearl includes many referencesto songs that accompany the perceptions of a centralcharacter named, Kino. It is important to note that thewriter used the term 'song" and as such implied somethinggreater than a single musical note, chord, or phrase. Hewas referring to a streaming complex of feeling tones-- ...

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Author : John Steinbeck
Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Fiction
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