The Pearl Summary
John Steinbeck

Everything you need to understand or teach The Pearl by John Steinbeck.

  • The Pearl Summary & Study Guide
  • 29 Student Essays
  • 1 Book Notes
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  • 30 The Pearl Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
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The Pearl Overview

The Pearl is a 1947 novella by American author John Steinbeck. Inspired by a Mexican folk tale from La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico, Steinbeck’s novella follows the story of a pearl diver named Kino and the devastation that visits his family after his discovery of a massive pearl. Themes explored in The Pearl include greed, family, evil, and superstition.

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The Pearl Study Guide

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