The Red Pony

The Red Pony

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 1994-10-01

Total Pages: 132

ISBN-13: 9780140187397

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A Penguin Classic Written at a time of profound anxiety caused by the illness of his mother, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck draws on his memories of childhood in these stories about a boy who embodies both the rebellious spirit and the contradictory desire for acceptance of early adolescence. Unlike most coming-of-age stories, the cycle does not end with a hero “matured” by circumstances. As John Seelye writes in his introduction, reversing common interpretations, The Red Pony is imbued with a sense of loss. Jody’s encounters with birth and death express a common theme in Steinbeck’s fiction: They are parts of the ongoing process of life, “resolving” nothing. The Red Pony was central not only to Steinbeck’s emergence as a major American novelist but to the shaping of a distinctly mid twentieth-century genre, opening up a new range of possibilities about the fictional presence of a child’s world. This edition contains an introduction by John Seelye. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


The Gift

The Gift

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Creative Company

Published: 1992

Total Pages: 32

ISBN-13: 9780886825072

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Ten-year-old Jody carefully grooms and trains the red pony colt his father has given him, only to face the possibility of losing him to sickness.


The Short Novels of John Steinbeck

The Short Novels of John Steinbeck

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 2009-07-08

Total Pages: 508

ISBN-13: 1101138874

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A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Steinbeck's brilliant short novels Collected here for the first time in a deluxe paperback volume are six of John Steinbeck's most widely read and beloved novels. From the tale of commitment, loneliness and hope in Of Mice and Men, to the tough yet charming portrait of people on the margins of society in Cannery Row, to The Pearl's examination of the fallacy of the American dream, Steinbeck stories of realism, that were imbued with energy and resilience. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


Blood Red Horse

Blood Red Horse

Author: K. M. Grant

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Published: 2005-04-01

Total Pages: 320

ISBN-13: 0802734510

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You need three things to become a brave and noble knight: A warhorse. A fair maiden. A just cause. Will has a horse-a small chestnut stallion with a white blaze in his brow. Ellie is a fair maiden, but she's supposed to marry Will's older brother, Gavin. And as for the cause, King Richard is calling for a Crusade. The Knights of England must go to the Holy Land to fight. Will and Gavin will go. Blood will be shed. Lives will be taken. But through it all, two things will be constant-Ellie, and a blood-red horse called Hosanna. . . .


Dobbin, Our Favourite Pony

Dobbin, Our Favourite Pony

Author: Dim Flaxenwick

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

Published: 2012-05-25

Total Pages: 47

ISBN-13: 1466921781

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Dobbin is the kindest pony you could meet. He is very young but loves to help others. What happens when a little red squirrel gets lost? Can Dobbin help? He would certainly like to for that is his nature, but Mum is away. So what can he do all alone? Can he help the little squirrel find its way home?


Not a Star

Not a Star

Author: Nick Hornby

Publisher: Gemma Open Door

Published: 2009

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781934848227

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A funny and frank story about a mother and hercolorful son. It's bad enough for a mother to discover that her son is a porn star, even worse when the nosy neighbors know first. When Lynn sees her son Mark in an adult film she is forced to ask many difficult questions. How well does she know her son? Where did he get his obvious talent? And how will she tell his father? There are some things a mother should never know...


Understanding Of Mice and Men, The Red Pony and The Pearl

Understanding Of Mice and Men, The Red Pony and The Pearl

Author: Claudia Durst Johnson

Publisher: Greenwood

Published: 1997-06-25

Total Pages: 240

ISBN-13:

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Although John Steinbeck's novellas Of Mice and Men, The Red Pony, and The Pearl are works of fiction, they provide a window on the history of the times and places they portray. Studying the historical, social, economic, and regional background of each novella is important to fully understanding each work. This interdisciplinary collection of rich collateral materials features a variety of primary documents that shed light on the background of each of these novellas—the pioneer days and life on the Western frontier, the early history of California, the gold rush, the plight of the migrant worker during the Great Depression, the problems of the homeless and the hopeless, and oppression in Mexico in the early 20th century. Documents include memoirs of mountain men and pioneers, books of travel, sociological studies, a political treatise, a journal, reports of U.S. commissions, a comic memoir, and an interview with a Salvation Army general who worked with the downtrodden during the 1930s. Most of these materials are not available in printed form anywhere else. The purpose of this volume is to explore through analysis and collateral readings the pervasive theme in these novellas: the universality of humankind's often futile struggle for a better existence. Steinbeck shows that the American vision is shaped by the dream of a better life represented in the myth of the West. A social and political commentator, he dramatizes in all three novellas the social issues of the time. The first chapter of this study, a literary analysis, examines key themes common to all three novellas. The remaining chapters place the works in historical context. Old California and the West includes accounts of 18th- and 19th-century travelers to California who dreamed of a better life. Land Ownership examines the meaning of land ownership in the West and its corruption. The Vagrant Farm Worker: Homeless in Paradise features memoirs and journals of itinerant workers as well as Mark Twain's Roughing It and a study of the hobo. Losers of the American Dream deals with the homeless and hopeless during the early years of this century and the Great Depression. The American Dream in a Mexican Setting illuminates the lives of the oppressed in Mexico which provoked a century of revolutions. Each chapter concludes with study questions, ideas for class discussion and student projects and papers, and a list of books for further reading. This is an ideal companion for teacher use and student research in English and American history classes.


My Pretty Pony

My Pretty Pony

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

Published: 1989

Total Pages: 100

ISBN-13: 9780394580371

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A previously unpublished tale, woven by the master storyteller Stephen King, about the relativity of time--given yet another dimension by Barbara Kruger's urgent and elegant illustrations and graphics. 25 two-color reproductions.