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Pearl - John Steinbeck

The Pearl is a famous novel by John Steinbeck. The book tells the story of Kino, a young pearl diver, who finds the Pearl of the World. Instead of bringing Kino and his family everything that their hearts desire, the pearl brings only violence, tragedy, and death.

'The Pearl' Questions for Study and Discussion
The Pearl is a famous (and controversial) novel by John Steinbeck. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.

'The Pearl' Quotes
The Pearl is a novel by John Steinbeck. What happens when a young diver finds a pearl of extraordinary beauty (and value)--particularly when he lives in such an impoverished state? Be careful what you wish for--the old saying certainly applies here. In the end, what does the pearl bring him besides heartache and sorrow? Here are a few quotes...

'The Pearl' Review
The Pearl is somewhat of a departure from some of John Steinbeck's earlier works. The novel has been compared to Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea. Here's a review of the work.

John Steinbeck
John Steinbeck is a famous American writer, known for The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, The Pearl, The Moon is Down, and many other works. He also wrote plays, short stories and essays. He wrote 27 books.

'The Pearl' Terms - Vocabulary
Here's a vocabulary list from The Pearl, by John Steinbeck. Use these terms for reference, study, and discussion.

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