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The Wayward Bus by  John STEINBECK - First Edition - 1947 - from Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA and Biblio.com

The Wayward Bus

by STEINBECK, John

Condition: Fine/Fine


New York: Viking Press, 1947. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Fine in dustwrapper with a blue line on the rear panel and flaps from an old jacket protector, else near fine, otherwise an uncommonly nice copy of a relatively common title.

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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