The Chrysanthemums Summary
John Steinbeck

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The Chrysanthemums Summary

First published in the October, 1937 issue of Harper's, "The Chrysanthemums" was included in John Steinbeck's 1938 short story collection, The Long Valley. In several significant ways, this story of an unhappy marriage is typical of Steinbeck's fiction. It takes place in the Salinas Valley of California, the "Long Valley" named in the title of his first short story collection. It concerns a married couple and examines the psychology of the unhappiness their marriage causes. Finally...

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