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The Resource Travels with Charley : in search of America, John Steinbeck ; introduction by Jay Parini

Travels with Charley : in search of America, John Steinbeck ; introduction by Jay Parini

Label
Travels with Charley : in search of America
Title
Travels with Charley
Title remainder
in search of America
Statement of responsibility
John Steinbeck ; introduction by Jay Parini
Title variation
Travels with Charlie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In September 1960, at age fifty-eight, the author and his poodle, Charley, and riding in a three-quarter ton pickup truck named Rocinante, embarked on a journey across America. This chronicle of their trip through almost 40 states, meanders from small towns to growing cities to glorious wilderness oases. Providing an intimate look at one of America's most beloved writers in the later years of his life, this is 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 he witnessed firsthand, this is a stunning evocation of America on the eve of a tumultuous decade
Summary
Author John Steinbeck was 58 when he set out to rediscover the country he had been writing about for so many years. With his elderly French poodle, Charley, he embarked on a quest across America, from the northermost tip of Maine to California's Monterey Peninsula. Traveling the interstates and the country roads, they stopped to smell America: trucker and strangers, old friends and new acquaintances. Steinbeck's poignant, perceptive reflections reveal the American character: a blend of unexpected kindnesses and racial hostilities, loneliness and humor
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
175859
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
917.3
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
in search of America
Label
Travels with Charley : in search of America, John Steinbeck ; introduction by Jay Parini
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Penguin Classics deluxe edition"--Page [i]
  • Originally published: New York : Viking Press, 1962
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page xxvii)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn800721202
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
50th-anniversary ed.
Extent
xxv, 206 pages
Isbn
9780143107002
Lccn
2012028431
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)800721202
Label
Travels with Charley : in search of America, John Steinbeck ; introduction by Jay Parini
Publication
Note
  • "Penguin Classics deluxe edition"--Page [i]
  • Originally published: New York : Viking Press, 1962
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page xxvii)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn800721202
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
50th-anniversary ed.
Extent
xxv, 206 pages
Isbn
9780143107002
Lccn
2012028431
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)800721202

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