East of Eden Summary
John Steinbeck

Everything you need to understand or teach East of Eden by John Steinbeck.

  • East of Eden Summary & Study Guide
  • 8 Student Essays
  • 2 Literature Criticisms
  • ...and more
  • 30 East of Eden Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

East of Eden Summary

Reviewers were quick to point out the flaws in structure and theme in this long novel, and later critics have in general not regarded it as the equal of Steinbeck's finest works. However, the story of the Trask family is a powerful, if melodramatic one, and the Hamilton chapters show Steinbeck's ability to create living characters and set them in motion is undiminished. The selection of East of Eden by Oprah Winfrey for...

(read more from the Study Guide)

Study Pack

The East of Eden Study Pack contains:

East of Eden Study Guide

Lesson Plan

East of Eden Lesson Plans contain 125 pages of teaching material, including: