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The Wayward Bus.

by Steinbeck, John

Condition: Slight rubbing to lower edges and upper spine tip, near fine in very good to near fine, lightly toned dust jacket with shallow s


Viking, 1947. First edition, first printing. Slight rubbing to lower edges and upper spine tip, near fine in very good to near fine, lightly toned dust jacket with shallow surface chipping to upper spine and rubbing to lower spine, in mylar cover. Inscribed by the author, "For Burt Peters from John Steinbeck."

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.


  • Bookseller: The Hermitage Bookshop, Member ABAA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: Embry 162230
  • Title: The Wayward Bus.
  • Author: Steinbeck, John
  • Book condition: Used - Slight rubbing to lower edges and upper spine tip, near fine in very good to near fine, lightly toned dust jacket with shallow s
  • Edition: First edition, first printing.
  • Publisher: Viking, 1947. First edition, first printing.
  • Date published: 1947.
  • Keywords: First editions, Signed, Gift.


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