“The Pearl” is a novel by John Steinbeck that was first published in 1947. The novel tells the story of Kino, a poor pearl diver in the Gulf of California, who finds a large pearl that he believes will change his life. Kino and his family are soon faced with the greed and violence that the pearl brings, and they are forced to flee their home. “The Pearl” is a story about the destructive power of greed and the strength of the human spirit.
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