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The Wayward Bus

by John Steinbeck

Condition: Used - Very Good


Viking Press. Used - Very Good. 1947. Cloth, dj., 312 pp. First edition. First issue dj., with 2.75 price. Some edgewear to dj., but no serious chipping. Some soiling to back panel of dj., but spine is only very slightly sunned. A very good copy overall. (Subject: Modern First.)

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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