Travels With Charley in Search of America

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Paperback, Penguin Group USA, 2012, ISBN13 9780143107002, ISBN10 0143107003
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Paperback, Penguin Group USA, 2012, ISBN13 9780143107002, ISBN10 0143107003

The 50th anniversary deluxe edition of Travels with Charley in Search of America features an updated introduction by Jay Parini and first edition cover art and illustrated maps of Steinbeck's route by Don Freeman.
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.

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Number of Pages: 206
Original Languages: English
Author: Parini, Jay ,  Steinbeck, John
Series Title: Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
Primary Shelf ID: 584213
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Publication Date: October, 2012
ISBN-13: 9780143107002
Digital Video Formats: Paperback
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 7.00 x 5.00 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 0143107003
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