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Travels with Charley: In Search of America (1962) [Textbook]
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In September 1960, John Steinbeck and his poodle, Charley, embarked on a journey across America. A picaresque tale, this chronicle of their trip meanders through scenic backroads and speeds along anonymous superhighways, moving from small towns to growing cities to glorious wilderness oases. Travels with Charley in Search of America is animated by Steinbeck’s attention to the specific details of the natural world and his sense of how the lives of people are intimately connected to the rhythms of nature—to weather, geography, the cycle of the seasons. His keen ear for the transactions among people is evident, too, as he records the interests and obsessions that preoccupy the Americans he encounters along the way.

Travels with Charley in Search of America, originally published in 1962, provides an intimate and personal 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 explicit autobiography. It was written during a time of upheaval and racial tension in the South—which Steinbeck witnessed firsthand -- and is a stunning evocation of America on the eve of a tumultuous decade.

Original title: Travels with Charley: In Search of America
Original languages: English

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This work is excerpted in the following works :
     Portable Steinbeck, the (1943) [Collection]
      Author: John Steinbeck

Edition #1: Travels with Charley: In Search of America

Travels with Charley: In Search of America (1962)
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Language: English

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Travels with Charley in Search of America (2002)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780142000700
Dimensions: 5.7 x 8.3 x 0.7 in
Pages: 224

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Travels with Charley: In Search of America (2001)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Harmondsworth, Middlesex
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0141186100
Pages: 240
Notes (IBList user synopsis): Introduction by Jay Parini.

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Travels with Charley: In Search of America (1997)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780140187410
Dimensions: 5 x 7.6 x 0.6
Pages: 240
Notes (IBList user synopsis): Introduction by Jay Parini.

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Travels with Charley: In Search of America (1995)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Mandarin
ISBN: 0749321172
Pages: 320

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Travels with Charley: In Search of America (1980)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140053204
Dimensions: 4.1 x 6.7 x 0.6 in
Pages: 288

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Travels with Charley: In Search of America (1977)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Bantam Books
ISBN: 0553029665
Pages: 275

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