East of Eden
A first edition of what the 1964 Nobel Prize winner for Literature, John Steinbeck, considered his magnum opus. This copy, beautifully bound in green cloth, still features the original book jacket with a portrait of the writer on the back cover. First published in 1952, East of Eden is the work in which Steinbeck created his most fantastic characters to explore his most enduring themes. Steinbeck would define East of Eden as a dual book: one in which he tells the story of his land but also his own story. A historical classic about the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love and the dire consequences of the lack of the latter.