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

Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968 (author.). Parini, Jay, (writer of introduction.).


In September 1960, at age fifty-eight, the author and his poodle, Charley, 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.

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  • ISBN: 9780143107002
  • ISBN: 0143107003
  • Physical Description: xxv, 206 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 50th-anniversary edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2012.

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General Note:
"First published in the United States of America by The Viking Press [in] 1962"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page xxvii).
Subject: Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968 > Travel > United States.
Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968.
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography.
Écrivains américains > 20e siècle > Biographies.
Authors, American.
United States > Description and travel.
États-Unis > Descriptions et voyages.
United States.
Genre: Autobiography.

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