Cup of Gold: A Life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, with Occasional Reference to History by John Steinbeck

Cup of Gold: A Life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, with Occasional Reference to History

John Steinbeck
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  • ISBN
    9780143039457 / 0143039458
  • Title Cup of Gold: A Life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, with Occasional Reference to History
  • Author John Steinbeck
  • Category Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)
  • Format
    Paperback
  • Year 2008
  • Pages 187
  • Publisher
    Penguin Books
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 127mm x 20mm x 191mm

Annotation

A STANDOUT in the Steinbeck canon, “Cup of Gold” is edgy and adventurous, brash and distrustful of society, and sure to add a new dimension to the common perception of this all-American writer. Steinbeckas first novel and sole work of historical fiction contains themes that resonate throughout the authoras prodigious body of work.
From the mid-1650s through the 1660s, Henry Morgan, a pirate and outlaw of legendary viciousness, ruled the Spanish Main. He ravaged the coasts of Cuba and America, striking terror wherever he went. And he had two driving ambitions: to possess the beautiful woman called La Santa Roja, and to conquer Panama, the acup of gold.a

Publisher Description

A STANDOUT in the Steinbeck canon, “Cup of Gold” is edgy and adventurous, brash and distrustful of society, and sure to add a new dimension to the common perception of this all-American writer. Steinbeck's first novel and sole work of historical fiction contains themes that resonate throughout the author's prodigious body of work.
From the mid-1650s through the 1660s, Henry Morgan, a pirate and outlaw of legendary viciousness, ruled the Spanish Main. He ravaged the coasts of Cuba and America, striking terror wherever he went. And he had two driving ambitions: to possess the beautiful woman called La Santa Roja, and to conquer Panama, the ?cup of gold.?

Author Biography

No writer is more quintessentially American than John Steinbeck. Born in 1902 in Salinas, California, Steinbeck attended Stanford University before working at a series of mostly blue-collar jobs and embarking on his literary career. Profoundly committed to social progress, he used his writing to raise issues of labor exploitation and the plight of the common man, penning some of the greatest American novels of the twentieth century and winning such prestigious awards as the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He received the Nobel Prize in 1962, "for his realistic and imaginative writi

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