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The Wayward Bus.

by John Steinbeck

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New York, NY The Viking Press, 1947. Hardcover First Edition (1947), not directly stated, but implied: no subsequent printings noted. First Edition (1947), not directly stated, but implied: no subsequent printings noted. Very Good+ in Good DJ: The Book shows indications of careful use: light wear to the corner tips of the front panel;; the slightest spine lean; faint foxing and dusting to the top edge; the text pages have tanned slightly; the binding is secure; the text is clean, but a former owner's name and address inscribed at the upper front free endpaper. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. A lightly used copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing moderate wear, and possessing some minor flaws. The DJ shows wear to the extremities, with small loss to rubbing; some toning to the white background field of the rear panel; the price ($2.75) has not been clipped; mylar-protected. Shows some war, but remains intact and not unattractive. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.25 x 5.75 x 1.25 inches). 312 pages. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 2.2 ounces. Brown buckram over boards with gilt titles at the front panel and backstrip and an inlaid design at the lower front panel; Hardback with DJ. The Wayward Bus was adapted into a 1957 dramatic film directed by Victor Vicas and starring Jayne Mansfield, Joan Collins, Dan Dailey and Rick Jason.

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.


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