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The Winter of Our Discontent

John Steinbeck

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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Aaron Baker

Length:

10h 24m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:30

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:11


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:36


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:51


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:18


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:12


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:51


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:31


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:59


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:48


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:13


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:34


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:16


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:38


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:56


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:50


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:40


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:21


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:35


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:00


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:09


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:58


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:08


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:24


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:39


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:44


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:47


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:05


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:54


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:01


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:43


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:01


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:25


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:59


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:37


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:57


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:42


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:20


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:50


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:00


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:11


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:58


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:37


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:12


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:09


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:17


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:35


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:03


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:14


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:54


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:39


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:08


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:37


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:49


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:23


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:52


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:49


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:40


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:38


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:15


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:04


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:39


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:50


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:45


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:37


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

02:40


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

02:02


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:57


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

02:16


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:31


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:06


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:05


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:44


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:34


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:25


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:49


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:54


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:28


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:21


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:49


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:32


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:26


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:34


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

02:48


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:30


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:15


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:29


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:07


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:24


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:51


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:37


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:55


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:32


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:38


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

02:26


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:52


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:54


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:32


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:21


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

03:24


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

03:10


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:50


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

02:31


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:06


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:16


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:01


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:34


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:01


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

02:24


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:01


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:29


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:02


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:33


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:50


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:15


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

03:58


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

02:46


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

05:24


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:08


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:59


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

03:51


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

03:13


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

03:27


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

03:08


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

03:21


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

04:05


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

04:17


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

00:31