- John Steinbeck (Censorship (Ready Reference series))
- John Steinbeck (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- John Steinbeck (Dictionary of World Biography: The 20th Century)
- John Steinbeck (Identities & Issues in Literature)
- John Steinbeck (Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Fourth Edition)
- John Steinbeck (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
At a glance:
- Author: John Steinbeck
- First Published: 1952
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Regional
- Time of Work: 1865-1918
- Setting: California
- Genres: Long fiction, Regional fiction, Novel
- Subjects: North America or North Americans, Suffering, United States or Americans, Parents and children, Murder or homicide, Nineteenth century, Betrayal, 1910's, California, West, U.S., Brothers, Farms, farmers, or farming, Fathers, Good and evil, Fate or fatalism
- Locales: United States, North America, Salinas Valley, California
Adam Trask, a settler in the Salinas Valley. He marries Cathy Ames in Connecticut and moves west, where he and their twin sons, Caleb and Aron, are deserted by her.
Cathy Ames, Adam Trask’s innocent-appearing but evil wife. Deserting Adam and their twin sons, Caleb and Aron, she becomes the proprietress of a notorious brothel.
Aron Trask, smugly religious, idealistic twin son of Adam Trask and Cathy Ames. Unable to face the knowledge of his parents’ past, he joins the army and...
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