Burning Bright

New York: Viking Press, 1950.

A literary experiment and modern morality play later produced by Rodgers and Hammerstein

(Item #5782) Burning Bright. John Steinbeck.

Burning Bright

New York: Viking Press, 1950. First Edition. A Fine copy of the book in a Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket price clipped and a bit faded at the spine. Steinbeck's third and most successful attempt to combine the play and novel formats into what he called a "play-novelette."

Steinbeck's third and most successful attempt to combine the play and novel formats into what he called a "play-novelette." For Steinbeck this experimental format allowed his play to be more widely read, while giving those producing a theatrical version “the fullest sense of the intention of the writer.” Burning Bright offers a modern morality tale, in which the characters’ desire for a child forces them to contend with questions of gender, friendship, pride, and loyalty.
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #5782)

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“With all our horrors and our faults, somewhere in us there is a shining.”