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Symbols: East of Eden, the Valley

East of Eden

John Steinbeck, 1952
Famous for: More riffs on the story of Cain and Abel than you ever thought possible.

In East of Eden, John Steinbeck slams you with his main symbol right up front. That’s right—Steinbeck mentions the Salinas Valley in the first sentence of this novel. So what does the Salinas Valley symbolize in East of Eden? Check out this Recap for the download.

 

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