- 210 pages
- Travels with Charley: In Search of America
- John Steinbeck
- 06 January 2018 John Steinbeck
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.
John Steinbeck III was an American writer He wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939 and the novella Of Mice and Men, published in 1937 In all, he wrote twenty five books, including sixteen novels, six non fiction books and several collections of short stories In 1962 Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature.Steinbeck grew up in the Salinas Valley