East of Eden

East of Eden

by John Steinbeck

Set in the rich farmland of California’s Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. East of Eden is a work in which Steinbeck explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love’s absence.