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The Wayward Bus by  John STEINBECK - First Edition - 1947 - from Bluebird Books (SKU: 83329)

The Wayward Bus

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The Wayward Bus

by STEINBECK, John

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New York: The Viking Press. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition, with publisher's statement on copyright page: 'Published by the Viking Press in February 1947'. First appearing 8 years after his landmark 'The Grapes of Wrath', this novel is set in a rural area of California and depicts the characters and driver who often ride a private bus between two small towns. The author was awarded the Pulitzer Prize (in 1940), and the Nobel Prize for Literature (in 1962). --- In full reddish-orange cloth covers w/blindstamped depiction of the bus careening down the road on the front cover and gilt-stamped titling to spine & cover. Volume lacks the dust jacket, and no apparent topstain. --- With some lightening to spine, dulling to gilt titling, spotting to cloth and with prior owner's inked signature to front paste-down, otherwise a clean, tightly-bound copy. [NOTE: The original dust jacket is missing. However, a facsimile of the original jacket may be included for an additional $26. Please contact bookseller if desired.] ; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; (8), 312 pages .

Synopsis

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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Details

bookseller
Bluebird Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
83329
Title
The Wayward Bus
Author
STEINBECK, John
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good+ with no dust jacket
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Viking Press
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1947
Bookseller catalogs
>>Pulitzer, Nobel, Booker, Nat Book Award Prize;

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paste-down
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First Edition
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spine
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Cloth
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jacket
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octavo
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gilt
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facsimile
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