Book Basics

Title:

Cannery Row

Author:

John Steinbeck

Published:

January 1945

Pages:

192

Synopsis

Cannery Row is an English language novel by American author John Steinbeck, published in 1945. It is set during the Great Depression in Monterey, California, on a street lined with sardine canneries that is known as Cannery Row. The story revolves around the people living there: Lee Chong, the local grocer; Doc, a marine biologist based on Steinbeck's friend Ed Ricketts; and Mack, the leader of a group of bums. The actual location Steinbeck was writing about, Ocean View Avenue in Monterey, was later renamed "Cannery Row" in honor of the book. A film version was released in 1982. A stage version was produced in 1995.

Characters

Dora Flood, Doc, Mack, Hazel, Lee Chong

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