Books Like Flight by John Steinbeck | Suggested Reading

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The Red Pony, also by Steinbeck, was first published in 1937 and revised in 1945. It is the story of a boy's confrontation with death and his resulting maturation.

The Pearl, Steinbeck's last work of short fiction, was published in 1947. It is a parable of a poor fisherman who discovers a pearl of great value which brings evil to his family. Like "Flight," it is told in almost the tone and form of a folktale.

"The Bear," by William Faulkner, is included in Go Down, Moses, first published in 1940. This story is really a novella in a collection of short stories, all set in a particular place, Faulkner's fictional Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi, and featuring characters who appear in more than one story "The Bear" is the story of a sixteen-year-old boy who is finally allowed to hunt with the men. The main character seeks "to earn for...

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