Travels with Charley in Search of America

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Travels with Charley in Search of America

Travels with Charley in Search of America

An intimate journey across and in search of America, as told by one of its most beloved writers, in a deluxe centennial edition In September 1960, John Steinbeck embarked on a journey across America. He felt that he might have lost touch with the country, with its speech, the smell of its grass and trees, its color and quality of light, the pulse of its people. To reassure himself, he set out on a voyage of rediscovery of the American identity, accompanied by a distinguished French poodle named Charley; and riding in a three-quarter-ton pickup truck named Rocinante. His course took him through almost forty states: northward from Long Island to Maine; through the Midwest to Chicago; onward by way of Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana (with which he fell in love), and Idaho to Seattle, south to San Francisco and his birthplace, Salinas; eastward through the Mojave, New Mexico, Arizona, to the vast hospitality of Texas, to New Orleans and a shocking drama of desegregation; finally, on the last leg, through Alabama, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to New York. Travels with Charley in Search of America is an intimate look at one of America's most beloved writers in the later years of his life—a self-portrait of a man who never wrote an explicit autobiography. Written during a time of upheaval and racial tension in the South—which Steinbeck witnessed firsthand—Travels with Charley is a stunning evocation of America on the eve of a tumultuous decade. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition also features French flaps and deckle-edged paper. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Travels with Charley in Search of America
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: John Steinbeck
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-02 - Publisher: Penguin

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Travels with Charley
Language: en
Pages: 214
Authors: John Steinbeck
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Penguin Group USA

Steinbeck records his emotions and experiences during a journey of rediscovery in his native land.
Travels with Charley in Search of America
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: John Steinbeck
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997-04-01 - Publisher: Penguin

An intimate journey across America, as told by one of its most beloved writers A Penguin Classic In September 1960, John Steinbeck embarked on a journey across America. He felt that he might have lost touch with the country, with its speech, the smell of its grass and trees, its
Travels with Charley
Language: en
Pages: 277
Authors: John Steinbeck
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1980-01-01 - Publisher: Turtleback Books

Steinbeck records his emotions and experiences during a journey of rediscovery in his native land.
Travels with Charley and Later Novels, 1947-1962
Language: en
Pages: 990
Authors: John Steinbeck, Robert J. DeMott
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher:

A final installment of a four-part collection of the classic American writer's works features his later novels, including The Wayward Bus, Burning Bright, Sweet Thursday, and The Winter of Our Discontent, in a volume that is complemented by his final published account, Travels with Charley.