East Of Eden & The Wayward Bus By John Steinback Hardcover 1952 Published by Viking Press New York Number of Pages: 662. No dust jacket, The book is in good shape with some wear on edges and corners of the covers, pages are clean no marks, rips or tears with degradation slight water mark on some pages, see photos as part of the description. The binding is tight I don't believe it has been read. Book dimensions: 5 3/4 X 8 1/2 X 1 3/4 in.
"East of Eden is a monumental novel of grassroots America, sweeping from Connecticut to California, spanning several decades in the passionate lives of two turbulent families. The towering figure of Adam Trask dominates the story - a good man whose satanic wife revealed to him the sundering ecstasies of lustful evil. Kate came into Adam's life unannounced, and left amidst the ringing echo of gunfire. Behind her were a shattered man and a shattered world, and two infant boys doomed to play out, once again, the tragic roles of another Adam's offspring. Ahead of her was a frenzied life of depravity and perversion, wealth...and terror."
"The Wayward Bus traveled the back roads through lush California countryside. Its driver was a man of the land - lusty, hot-blooded, uninhibited. On the bus were a magnificent creature cursed with a heart of gold and an irresistible allure for men, a traveling salesman out strictly for laughs, a boy with the sweet sap of manhood urgent in him, a college girl pursuing a secret, passionate quest...In one climatic day - and night - the lives of these and all the other passengers on the wayward bus were changed. And the electricity that John Steinbeck creates in their relationships provides both power and shock."
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