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ISBN: 0749304006 / ISBN-13: 9780749304003

The Winter of Our Discontent


Steinbeck's last great novel focuses on the theme of success and what motivates men towards it. Reflecting back on his New England family's past ... Show synopsis

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  • The Winter of Our Discontent (Mandarin) – Mass-market paperback (1992)
    by John Steinbeck

    The Winter of Our Discontent

    Mass-market paperback, Mandarin
    New edition. New edition.
    288 pages

    ISBN: 0749304006
    ISBN-13: 9780749304003

    Steinbeck's story set in small-town New England early in the century. Its inhabitants include Ethan Hawley, to whom the rat-race beckons enticingly, Marullo, a razor-sharp Sicilian store owner, and Marge, a good-time girl, alluring in body, warped in soul.

  • 1. Mass-market paperback, Mandarin, 1992


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Overall customer rating: 5.000

The Quandary of Modern Life

by RandyEhrler on Jul 2, 2012

This is my favorite book by John Steinbeck. The life of Ethan Hawley, the main character, is simple and complex. He is a working-class man with a blue-blood lineage. In the small town in which he lives ? his name rings of history and power ? his ancestors were the founders of the village and basked ... More


Steinbeck in the east.

by brownswan on Mar 5, 2009

Classic Steinbeck, set in the east. Shorter in length than East Of Eden, it seems to be a more closely focused counterpart. A late novel by a master story-teller. More


Steinbeck Always Challenges

by sharpephnj on Nov 7, 2007

"The Winter of Our Discontent" by John Steinbeck is not an easy read. We tend to like our heroes to be always right , according to our moral standards. The setting is a small coastal town after World War II, a moral war. (I was born in 1933 so I remember WWII. I have also vacationed many times in ... More

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