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The Wayward Bus

by John Steinbeck

Condition: Very Good/none


New York: The Viking Press, 1947 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. "Published by the viking press in February 1947, Copyright 1947 by John Steinbeck, Published in the same day by the Dominion of Canada by the Macmillian Company of Canada Limited" Same Date to copyright and title page. VG/none. Original orange cloth boards. Title to spine and upper board, gilt. Blind stamped pictoral bus on front board. pp 312. Pages clean, no marks, tight. Slight water stain on lower half of spine, wraps around front board on left of cover (2 1/2 inches by 2 inches). " Ernest looked at her a little skeptically. He knew the fantastic stories about waitresses who became dramatic stars overnight, but Norma didn't have the bubs for it, he thought, nor the legs. Norma's legs were like sticks. But, then, he knew about two or three picture stars who were so plain without make-up that no one would recognize them off the screen. He'd read about them. And Norma, even if she didn't look it - well, they could pad her out, and if her cousin was Clark Gable, why, that was an "in" you couldn't beat. That was the breaks.".

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: Cova Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 000005
  • Title: The Wayward Bus
  • Author: John Steinbeck
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: none
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: The Viking Press
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1947
  • Bookseller catalogs: Antiques & Collectibles;


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