East of Eden by John Steinbeck

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Fine, I’ll do it--I’ll recommend the literary classic from the '50s that you pretended to read in high school. East of Eden retells Genesis through the Trasks, following the family down several generations as each member grapples with the sins of the parents. The novel asks whether we are doomed to be the worst parts of our progenitors and if there is any hope of breaking free. Family secrets AND religious symbolism in a work of literature?! What more could you ask for?

East of Eden By John Steinbeck, David Wyatt (Introduction by) Cover Image
By John Steinbeck, David Wyatt (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780140186390
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 1st, 1992