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Winter of Our Discontent
Winter of Our Discontent | John Steinbeck
The final novel of one of America s most beloved writers a tale of degeneration, corruption, and spiritual crisis In awarding John Steinbeck the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Nobel committee stated that with "The Winter of Our Discontent," he had resumed his position as an independent expounder of the truth, with an unbiased instinct for what is genuinely American. Ethan Allen Hawley, the protagonist of Steinbeck s last novel, works as a clerk in a grocery store that his family once owned. With Ethan no longer a member of Long Island s aristocratic class, his wife is restless, and his teenage children are hungry for the tantalizing material comforts he cannot provide. Then one day, in a moment of moral crisis, Ethan decides to take a holiday from his own scrupulous standards.Set in Steinbeck s contemporary 1960 America, the novel explores the tenuous line between private and public honesty, and today ranks alongside his most acclaimed works of penetrating insight into the American condition. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction and notes by leading Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators."
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toofondofbooks
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Henrik_Madsen
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My local library has a display pushing Steinbeck books to its visitors. When I was in my late teens Steinbeck was one of my favorite authors - maybe it‘s time to revisit some of his novels? 📕📗📘😊😊

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Winter of Our Discontent | John Steinbeck
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Pickpick

This was nothing like any of the other Steinbeck novels I‘ve read, except that the characterization was really well done. I felt the foreboding throughout the entire book and I was hoping so much that things would work out for Ethan because I loved him. So much! He had such a good heart and wanted to make something of his life, but he went about it all wrong. I need to talk about the ending to someone!!!

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JLaurenceCohen

I love how all of Steinbeck's books have such different voices. The Winter of our Discontent is a story of a man's ethical quandary and its effect on his family.

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Felso
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Books make the best gifts! 📚📚📚

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Kristelh
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#riotgrams, #day3, #favoritetitle, Late at getting this posted, but always loved this title. Like the story too.

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wanderlustforwords
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Steinbeck is one of my top three favorite authors! I have a favorite book, I always thought people were insane when they‘d ask if I did until I read East of Eden. I‘ve so many more of his novels to read including TWOOD. Are you a Steinbeck fan? Do you have a favorite? #repost #litsy #steinbeck

arubabookwoman I love most of Steinbeck‘s novels. However, I just read his travelogue #TravelsWithCharlie, and did not like it at all. 1y
Tamra The Pearl was my gateway to adult lit fiction in the 6th grade, it was a revelation. 💜 But I love Steinbeck in general. 1y
wanderlustforwords @arubabookwoman Lol! Deborah guess which book I pulled off my shelf today? 😂 1y
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wanderlustforwords @Tamra Whoa! That‘s a strong book to start you off! The Pearl is the most thrilling Steinbeck I‘ve read yet. 1y
arubabookwoman #wanderlustforwords 😏 Uhoh. Well, I know a lot of people liked it so maybe you will too. I‘ll be interested to see your reaction. 1y
wanderlustforwords @arubabookwoman I love that about books. We can all find a connection or an adverse reaction for different reasons. I appreciate people that are honest! 1y
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Ubookquitous
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Andrew65 How true! 1y
Ubookquitous Yep - it is snowing 🌨AGAIN. 1y
asiriusreader Yup. Here too. 😡 1y
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Yeah_I_Read 😢😞 1y
JazzFeathers 😂 Yeah, l know 😒 1y
Cathythoughts Same here too 🙄 1y
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tarabu42
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Bread and cheese, bread and cheese; when a man marries he lives in the trees. with apologies to John Steinbeck. #bread #cheese #grilledcheese #comfortfood #cozylunch #pickles #rubikscube

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MiyakoBunny
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Day 22:A Book📖when I feel I might not make it-Steinbeck is my ultimate go to, especially when I‘m feeling distressed or down in the dumps or need reflection etc. This book is one of many of his that I find a beautiful solace in♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ #SurvivingDecember #BookTherapy #PhotoChallenge #Day22

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Jas16
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“To be alive at all is to have scars.” #scarstoyourbeautiful #tuneintonovember

Robothugs Great quote 😊 2y
JaclynW Lovely quote. 2y
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wanderlustforwords
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September line up! I've been waiting to read Out of Africa for forever, but I've heard rave reviews about Stoner, and I am a huge Steinbeck fan, so hoping it's going to be a good month!

Kaye I‘ve had Stoner for a long time and have yet to read it. I‘m quite a Mood Reader so I‘ll try it when the right time comes. 2y
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quirkyreader
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I got some of my Steinbeck's back from my mum. East of Eden is the TV-tie in. And yes I have that movie. And The Winter of Our Discontent is in the editions that I am collecting.

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Chelo
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"Farewell has a sweet sound of reluctance. Good-by is short and final, a word with teeth sharp to bite through the string that ties past to the future."
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"I shall revenge myself in the cruelest way you can imagine. I shall forget it."
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#johnsteinbeck #thewinterofourdiscontent #bookquotes #currentreads #farewell #goodbyes #igreads

Bklover I loved this book! 2y
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Jas16
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#summerwinterreads #junebookbugs

While I do have a weakness for holiday books, I will read whatever whenever including Christmas books in summer.

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BillAicher
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"All men are moral. Only their neighbors are not." - John Steinbeck from 'The Winter of Our Discontent'

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Kalalalatja
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I couldn't find any more books #publishedinthe1960s on my shelves, but I bet there's more. Fortunately, the ones I did find I have either liked or loved, so doing okay in that respect! 👍

#AprilBookShowers

elkeo_TheBookDragon Is that a Folio Society Wrinkle in Time?! Oh, my. 2y
Kalalalatja @elkeo it is 😳 I tagged it for the #cheapthrills prompt two days ago, if you want to see the cover 👌 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon I see it in that collage of books! Methinks it needs it's own post at some point 😁 2y
Kalalalatja @elkeo I will get on that, once I have some better lighting tomorrow 👌😄 2y
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BillAicher
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Current read.

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Bookzombie
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#marchintoreading Day 20 I haven't read this one yet, but my husband recommends it. It's his second favorite Steinbeck, tied with In Dubious Battle. The Grapes of Wrath is his favorite. #aseasoninthetitle #randomhusbandrecommendations

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ephemeralwaltz
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#marchintoreading #seasonintitle day 20
A few TBRs! *Winter* and *summer* seem to be much more popular in titles rather than *spring* or *autumn/fall*.. fall's my favorite 😔
@RealLifeReading

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LindsayReads
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"No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose they are like himself."

This entire passage contains some of the most beautiful, melancholy, loving thoughts I've ever read. ?????????

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LittlePixels
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With all the books I've brought home lately, I really need to follow the example set by @Liberty and do some #springcleaning . But this shelf stays. Along with the My Little Ponies and the sheepie dog. Because I'm apparently still an 8 yr old girl inside. And I'm ok with that. 😄

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Pickpick

A brutally pessimistic commentary on the American Dream and the lengths to which one must go to attain success. Steinbeck makes a deeply cynical case for moral consequentialism, suggesting that man must inevitably "tromp on each other" to get ahead and that ultimately it's worthwhile since western society values strength and success over virtue and decency. A necessary and scathing critique of American ideals that feels relevant today.

Joybishoptx This is a good one. Good review 3y
ReadingEnvy Yet another Steinbeck I don't know! Stacked it. 3y
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mauveandrosysky
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Fuuuuuuuuck.

reneelyons 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌 3y
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mauveandrosysky
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BooksForEmpathy Ooooh!!!! 3y
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mauveandrosysky
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Moray_Reads Wow, words for the ages. And not just America, we could all do with some soul searching ❤ 3y
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LauraJ
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Seems The Winter of Our Discontent has seen a big rise in sales in the last week.
It's about a guy who gives up his ethics to gain wealth and status. Hmm... Of course one has to have ethics to be able to give them up. #resisttrumptuesday

kspenmoll 😍📚👏 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Hahaha!😂 3y
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LittlePixels
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I love what I've read of Steinbeck, but this one had been been staring at me from my shelf for over a year. I'm still trying to digest it; I have mixed feelings.

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jdtchicago

I wonder how many people I've looked at all my life and never seen.

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Tav
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My partner installed new bookcases in his apartment 15 months after he moved in, and when he unpacked his booked he realized all his Steinbecks went missing. Secret: I bought him two vintage editions at The Strand Bookstore today as a Christmas present, plus a gift card so he can pick out more to fill his shelves. The bookstore was jumpin', just packed FULL of holiday shoppers. Nice to see. 📗📗🎅🏻🎄🎁

Twocougs The Strand is one of my favorite places in all of NYC😍 3y
Christine Aww! 3y
Zelma Excellent gift and I'm thrilled to see such a packed bookstore! 👍👍 3y
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Tav @Twocougs it is a special place, I agree! 3y
Tav @Zelma I know It is encouraging! nYC is full of readers! 3y
Tav @Christine he is sweet and thoughtful to me so I try and match him. 3y
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I have this one for a while, as you can tell it has been well loved 💙 It is also his last novel...