The Pearl - John Steinbeck, Linda Wagner-Martin & Jose Clemente Orozco
Readers Score: 3.5/5
Rated by 1,444 Readers

The Pearl Book Summary


“There it lay, the great pearl, perfect as the moon.”
Like his father and grandfather before him, Kino is a poor diver, gathering pearls from the gulf beds that once brought great wealth to the Kings of Spain and now provide Kino, Juana, and their infant son with meager subsistence. Then, on a day like any other, Kino emerges from the sea with a pearl as large as a sea gull's egg, as "perfect as the moon." With the pearl comes hope, the promise of comfort and of security....

A story of classic simplicity, based on a Mexican folk tale, The Pearl explores the secrets of man's nature, the darkest depths of evil, and the luminous possibilities of love.

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The Pearl is a Literary book, written By John Steinbeck, Linda Wagner-Martin & Jose Clemente Orozco. As a testament to the Book's popularity, it has gathered a rating of 3.5 out of a possible 5 Stars, on Reviews by 1,444 Readers who strongly recommends this book.

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  • Good Book

    By Colin Gordy
    In this book Steinbeck confronts some unjust things in life and shoes the true primal force of man.
  • A really good book

    By AngelBabymarykayLegalShield
    This is a really good book and its also made into a movie. A good understanding what this man went though for his son.
  • Fitting

    By adiyel
    Read this in fifth grade love the metaphors my older brother got named Kino because my mom read this book while she was sons chill to and loved it great story I love how John used the ants as a metaphor to compare how it was different on both sides.


  • The Pearl

    By chop x2
    Actually one of the worst books I’ve ever read.
  • This is a good book!

    By This is a very good book!
    I chose this book to read for summer reading and l did not regret it this book was very good except for the end but other than that l think people should read this book it’s very interesting.
  • The pearl

    By Sanjay Rajarao
    Nicely structured with perfectly tailored and advance language.
  • It was so sad

    By JaneHasThemBrainz
    At the end coyotito dies!
  • This is not right

    By omg_will
    I’m supposed to know the correct page number and it dose t tell the correct one
  • Everyone

    By The most fabulous cookie
    People say it is a boring book but they aren’t explaining why. I have this book as one of my choices to read for a class project. I wish they would explain why they don’t like it because I want to make an informed decision on wether or not I want to read this book.
  • This Sucked

    By Pika2090
    I was forced to read this book for class and i HATED it. first of all, this review is not for people who like analyzing literature becuse that is the majority of the book. But even if you enjoy that theres too much description of stuff that doesnt matter. there was a point where he spent 3 pages describing the beach, thats just as many pages as there was actual action. Also the ending sucked and was unnecessary. -978243879423042/10
  • Wow not what I had expected!

    By FearTheLoneWolf
    My English teacher gave this to us as a summer assignment, and I must say I wasn't too happy about it. But the very last words she had said to us was, "This book will scar you for life!" And believe when I tell you this, IT DID!!!!
  • Beautiful.

    By Дыхала
    This book is just simply amazing, and the storyline is very interesting. Except, why such a high price?