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The Wayward Bus.

by Steinbeck, John

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New York: The Viking Press, 1947. First edition of this work by the Nobel Prize-winning writer. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Hallock. A bright example. In his first novel to follow the publication of his enormous success, The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck's vision comes wonderfully to life in this imaginative and unsentimental chronicle of a bus traveling California's back roads, transporting the lost and the lonely, the good and the greedy, the stupid and the scheming, the beautiful and the vicious away from their shattered dreams and, possibly, toward the promise of the future. It was the basis for the 1957 film 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.


  • Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 92798
  • Title: The Wayward Bus.
  • Author: Steinbeck, John
  • Book condition: Used
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: The Viking Press
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1947
  • Keywords: John Steinbeck first edition, The Wayward Bus First Edition


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