East of Eden - John Steinbeck

East of Eden

By John Steinbeck

  • Release Date: 1952-05-18
  • Genre: Classics
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 106 Ratings)


Set in the rich farmland of California’s Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families—the Trasks and the Hamiltons—whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. Here Steinbeck created some of his most memorable characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity; the inexplicability of love; and the murderous consequences of love’s absence.