|Burning Bright (1950) [Novel]|
by John Steinbeck
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(From the publisher):
It's at the circus where we first meet the characters: Joe Saul, Victor, and Mordeen are trapeze artists, and Friend Ed, a clown. As the play develops, in a cleverly fascinating structure, the setting changes from circus, to farm then to a ship. Each character remains true to their "role," although changing to accommodate the setting. Through all of this the conflict of the drama stays intact: Joe Saul wants to have a child to carry on his bloodline. After years of unsuccessful attempts with his young wife, Mordeen, he begins to dwell on his inadequacy.
Original title: Burning Bright
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics
This work has been adapted as the following works :
Burning Bright: a Play in Three Acts (1951) [Play]
Author: John Steinbeck