Travels with Charley

Travels with Charley

By John Steinbeck

  • Release Date : 2001-03-01
  • Genre : Travel Writing
  • FIle Size : 0.96 MB
Score: 5
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Travels with Charley In 1960, when he was almost sixty years old, John Steinbeck set out to rediscover his native land.

He felt that he might have lost touch with its sights, sounds and the essence of its people. Accompanied only by his dog, Charley, he travelled all across the United States in a pick-up truck.

His journey took him through almost forty states, and he saw things that made him proud, angry, sympathetic and elated. All that he saw and experienced is described with remarkable honesty and insight.

Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck is remembered as one of the greatest and best-loved American writers of the twentieth century. During the 1930s, his works included The Red Pony, Pastures of Heaven, Tortilla Flat, In Dubious Battle, and Of Mice and Men. The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939, earned him a Pulitzer Prize. In 1962, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.


  • Travels with Charley

    By Teddy Boxmoor
    One of the truly great books of modern literature. A masterful account of most parts of the United States and its different peoples and cultures,all told in splendidly readable and literate prose and with great humour, humanity and wisdom.
  • Inspiring...

    By nemo31770
    First read this about 20 years ago and upon finishing it I had it in mind to pack up my things there and then, head to the States and go exploring...ok, I've not got round to it yet but maybe after re-reading this maybe that feeling will strike again and I'll get my backside in gear. For me this is on a par with Bryson's A Walk in the Woods for invoking an attractive image of parts of the USA, maybe one day soon I'll follow in their footsteps...
  • John Allan

    By Allan C Stevens
    Excellent! Classic Steinbeck.
  • Best of all

    By CharmingBubble52
    I have read all of Steinbeck's books and travelled many of the same roads but this is my favourite. All those with whom I have shared it enjoyed it as well. It is one of Americas best authors at his finest.
  • Travels with charley

    By TonyMcColley
    This book is a beautiful snapshot of a lost nation, written with incisive and insightful warmth by one of its greatest sons!