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  • The Pearl

  • Written by: John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by: Hector Elizondo
  • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
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In this short book illuminated by a deep understanding and love of humanity, John Steinbeck retells an old Mexican folk tale: the story of the great pearl, how it was found, and how it was lost. For the diver Kino, finding a magnificent pearl means the promise of a better life for his impoverished family. His dream blinds him to the greed and suspicions the pearl arouses in him and his neighbors, and even his loving wife cannot temper his obsession or stem the events leading to the tragedy. For Steinbeck, Kino and his wife illustrate the fall from innocence of people who believe that wealth erases all problems.

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  • Masterpiece

  • By Anonymous User on 2019-02-10

Masterpiece

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-10

This book is a 100% masterpiece from top to bottom. Steinbeck plays with his words like a true artist.