The Pearl (eBook, 1993) [Hayden Memorial Library @ Citrus College]
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The Pearl

The Pearl

Author: John Steinbeck; Linda Wagner-Martin; Jose Clemente Orozco; OverDrive, Inc.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Penguin Publishing Group, 1993.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"There it lay, the great pearl, perfect as the moon." Like his father and grandfather before him, Kino is a poor diver, gathering pearls from the gulf beds that once brought great wealth to the Kings of Spain and now provide Kino, Juana, and their infant son with meager subsistence. Then, on a day like any other, Kino emerges from the sea with a pearl as large as a sea gull's egg, as "perfect as the moon." With the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Steinbeck; Linda Wagner-Martin; Jose Clemente Orozco; OverDrive, Inc.
ISBN: 9781101199343 1101199342
OCLC Number: 1237287450
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: John Steinbeck.

Abstract:

"There it lay, the great pearl, perfect as the moon." Like his father and grandfather before him, Kino is a poor diver, gathering pearls from the gulf beds that once brought great wealth to the Kings of Spain and now provide Kino, Juana, and their infant son with meager subsistence. Then, on a day like any other, Kino emerges from the sea with a pearl as large as a sea gull's egg, as "perfect as the moon." With the pearl comes hope, the promise of comfort and of security.... A story of classic simplicity, based on a Mexican folk tale, The Pearl explores the secrets of man's nature, the darkest depths of evil, and the luminous possibilities of love.
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