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The Wayward Bus

by Steinbeck, John

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Viking Press, 1947. Rust cloth binding, gilt titles, blindstamp decoration to front board, blue-green topstain. First edition (P, Y). Book very good with wear to boards at bottom edge, owner-signed ffep, fading to topstain. DJ, designed by Robert Hallock, also very good wear to spine-ends, tiny tear to top edge. $2.75 price intact. 312 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Book.

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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