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A classic novella about the fallacy of the American dream, THE PEARL is Steinbeck's flawless parable about wealth and the evil it can bring. When ... Show synopsis

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Reviews of The Pearl

Overall customer rating: 3.201
Khlit

Dark and ominous, but an amazing work

by Khlit on Jun 22, 2009

Shows evil for what it is, as well as the influence evil has on people. Very sad, however....typical Steinback fatalism. A strong and powerful book, but not the type of book you want to read if you're reading to relax or enjoy yourself. More

HesterPrine08

It's called a safe, use it

by HesterPrine08 on Oct 31, 2008

John Steinbeck really seemed to love to build up his character's hopes and then dash them. A simple diver finds a flawless pearl one day in a clam. In this beautiful pearl he can see his family's future. His son will have an education he will be able to provide a real home for his wife and son. But ... More

JKasten
by JKasten on Apr 3, 2008

Despite it's place in the library of classic American literature, I can't in good conscience recommend Steinbeck's "Pearl". While the writing is as good as any Steinbeck tale, the themes in the "Pearl" are a little too black and white. Good and evil are clearly defined and their influence and consequences ... More

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