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Travels with Charley in Search of America

An intimate journey across as well as in search of America, as told by certainly one of its many beloved article writers, in a luxurious centennial version

In September 1960, John Steinbeck embarked on a journey across America. He thought he might have lost touch because of the nation, featuring its message, the odor of its lawn and woods, its color and quality of light, the pulse of its individuals. To reassure himself, he put down on a voyage of rediscovery regarding the American identification, followed closely by a distinguished French poodle known as Charley; and riding in a three-quarter-ton pickup vehicle known as Rocinante.
 
His program took him through nearly forty states: northward from Long Island to Maine; through the Midwest to Chicago; forward by means of Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana (with which he dropped in love), and Idaho to Seattle, south to San Francisco and their birthplace, Salinas; eastward through the Mojave, New Mexico, Arizona, to your vast hospitality of Texas, to New Orleans and a shocking drama of desegregation; finally, regarding the leg that is last through Alabama, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to New York.
 
Travels with Charley in Search of America is an intimate look at one of America’s most beloved writers in the later years of his life—a self-portrait of a man who never wrote an autobiography that is explicit. Written during a time of upheaval and racial stress in the South—which Steinbeck witnessed firsthand—Travels with Charley is a wonderful evocation of America regarding the eve of a decade that is tumultuous. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition also features French flaps and deckle-edged paper.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a bookshelf that is global of most readily useful works throughout history and across genres and procedures. Readers trust the show to give you authoritative texts improved by introductions and records by distinguished scholars and modern writers, in addition to up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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