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The Resource My life with John Steinbeck : the story of John Steinbeck's forgotten wife, by Gwyn Conger Steinbeck as told to Douglas Brown

My life with John Steinbeck : the story of John Steinbeck's forgotten wife, by Gwyn Conger Steinbeck as told to Douglas Brown

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My life with John Steinbeck : the story of John Steinbeck's forgotten wife
Title
My life with John Steinbeck
Title remainder
the story of John Steinbeck's forgotten wife
Statement of responsibility
by Gwyn Conger Steinbeck as told to Douglas Brown
Title variation
Story of John Steinbeck's forgotten wife
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"For the first time the story of John Steinbeck's forgotten second wife unmentioned in standard editions of his classics such as The Grapes of Wrath. Their 1943 war time marriage ended when she divorced him in 1948. Smart, adventurous and in love, she at first matched Steinbeck's zest for òn the road adventures,' but was then only too happy to settle down and make a home where he could write. Love and marriage were considered the appropriate vocation of women of her era. Gwyn paid a high price for her involvement with the restless, driven, genius John Steinbeck. This was a marriage which could not succeed despite her love for Steinbeck, the man and master storyteller. The book reveals the missing voice of Gwyn, during a six-year marriage which included the tumult of World War Two. When she met Steinbeck in 1939, Gwyn was a professional singer, working for CBS in Los Angeles. She was an independent young woman, lively and radiant in her love for the great man wooing her - fourteen years her senior. He was captivated by her beauty and magnetic presence. For women of her era, many of whom had to leave jobs after the war, marriage was considered a woman's true career - love was life. This journal is her story of that adventure, often òn the road' with a restless Steinbeck, criss-crossing continents and making homes..."--Amazon.com
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NZAUC
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1919-1975
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Steinbeck, Gwyndolyn Conger
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Brown, Douglas
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  • Steinbeck, Gwyndolyn Conger
  • Steinbeck, John
  • Authors' spouses
  • Novelists, American
  • Married people
Label
My life with John Steinbeck : the story of John Steinbeck's forgotten wife, by Gwyn Conger Steinbeck as told to Douglas Brown
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Publication
Copyright
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  • 31223134154062
  • 31223134154054
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 272 pages
Isbn
9781999675219
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1055138692
Label
My life with John Steinbeck : the story of John Steinbeck's forgotten wife, by Gwyn Conger Steinbeck as told to Douglas Brown
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223134154062
  • 31223134154054
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 272 pages
Isbn
9781999675219
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1055138692

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