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THE WAYWARD BUS by  John Steinbeck - First Edition - 1947 - from Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore and Biblio.com

THE WAYWARD BUS

by Steinbeck, John

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


New York: Viking Press. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Wear to DJ extremities with some fraying to top of front flap. Wear to book extremities with small bookseller's sticker to front pastedown ; First edition with first state binding with bus to front board, $2.75 price on flap and Published by the Viking Press in February 1947. Ostensibly about a bus, it's really about people on the bus! ; 8vo; 312 pages .

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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