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Cannery Row

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New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1994.
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xxx, 185 pages ; 20 cm.
Donelson - Adult Fiction
Fiction Steinbe
Goodlettsville - Adult Fiction
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Steinbeck's tough yet charming portrait of people on the margins of society, dependant on one another for both physical and emotional survival A Penguin Classic Published in 1945, Cannery Row focuses on the acceptance of life as it is : both the exuberance of community and the loneliness of the individual. Drawing on his memories of the real inhabitants of Monterey, California, including longtime friend Ed Ricketts, Steinbeck interweaves the stories of Doc, Dora, Mack and his boys, Lee Chong, and the other characters in this world where only the fittest survive, to create a novel that is at once one of his most humorous and poignant works. In her introduction, Susan Shillinglaw shows how the novel expresses, both in style and theme, much that is essentially Steinbeck: "Scientific detachment, empathy toward the lonely and depressed . . . and, at the darkest level . . . the terror of isolation and nothingness." For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,800 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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxix]-xxx)
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APA Citation (style guide)

Steinbeck, J. (1994). Cannery Row. New York, N.Y., U.S.A.: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968. 1994. Cannery Row. New York, N.Y., U.S.A.: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968, Cannery Row. New York, N.Y., U.S.A.: Penguin Books, 1994.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Steinbeck, John. Cannery Row. New York, N.Y., U.S.A.: Penguin Books, 1994. Print.

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