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The Wayward Bus by John Steinbeck (1902-1968) - 1st Edition - 1947 - from The Book Collector and Biblio.com

The Wayward Bus

by John Steinbeck (1902-1968)

Condition: Very Good/Very good to fine


312 pages. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 3/4") issued in reddish-orange cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover and embossed pictorial to cover. (Goldstone & Payne: A23a) First edition.

This is about a group of strangers who are stranded on a bus. In the beginning of the book Steinbeck's writing is so clear, so realistic you would swear you were inside the bus stop's coffee shop. Unfortunately, the reader can become lost in the last part of the book, when Steinbeck's writing becomes too allegorical. Although critically it is an undervalued book, Viking printed 100,000 copies of The Wayward Bus. (Firsts:17:1)

Condition:

Light shelf wear. Jacket restored some light stains to back wrapper else a very good copy in a very good to fine jacket.

Today, nearly forty years after his death, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck remains one of America's greatest writers and cultural figures. Over the next year, his many works, beginning with the six shown here, will be published as black-spine Penguin Classics for the first time and will feature eye-catching, newly commissioned art.Of this initial group of six titles, The Wayward Bus is in a new edition. An imaginative and unsentimental chronicle of a bus traveling California's back roads. This allegorical novel of pilgrimage includes a new introduction by Gary Scharnhorst.Penguin Classics is proud to present these seminal works to a new generation of readers—and to the many who revisit them again and again.


  • Bookseller: The Book Collector US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: BOOKS007894
  • Title: The Wayward Bus
  • Author: John Steinbeck (1902-1968)
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: Very good to fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Viking Press
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1947
  • Bookseller catalogs: Literature;
  • Size: Octavo


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