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The Wayward Bus

by STEINBECK, John

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New York: Viking Press, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. "A cross-section of life in the form of a group of bus passengers temporarily marooned at a filling station in the California desert" HANNA 3346. GOLDSTONE & PAYNE A23a. First Printing. Octavo; first issue binding of red-orange cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front panel and the blind-stamped bus showing up lighter than the rest of the binding; dustjacket; 312pp. Topstain faded, with a little rubbing and a tiny stain to lower board edges; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, lightly sunned overall, with edgewear, a few nicks, soil spots to rear panel and a vertical crease to front flap; Very Good+.


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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