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“Flight” by John Steinbeck was published in 1938 in his The Long Valley collection. Set on the California coast, “Flight” tells the story of Pepe, a youth who wants to be a man. He kills a man and is forced to flee.

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PS3537.T3234

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Burkhead, Cynthia. Student Companion to John Steinbeck. 2002.

                         Call Number: PS3537.T3234 Z6195 2002

  • French, Warren. John Steinbeck’s Fiction Revisited. 1994.

                        Call Number: PS3537.T3234 Z65 1994

  • Hayashi, Tetsumaro (ed.). A Study Guide to Steinbeck’s The Long Valley. 1976.

                        Call Number: PS3537.T3234 L647

  • Steinbeck, John. The Portable Steinbeck. 1971.

                        Call Number: PS3537.T3234 P6 1971

  • Swisher, Clarice. Readings on John Steinbeck. 1996.

                       Call Number: PS3537.T3234 Z855 1996

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Steinbeck, John

Reference Materials

  • Contemporary Literary CriticismCall Number: REF PN771.C59

o        Vol. 21, pg. 369, 381, 389, 391-2

o        Vol. 124, pg. 394, 396

  • Critical Survey of Short FictionCall Number: REF PN3321.C7 2001

o        Vol. 6, pg. 2237

  • Masterplots II: Short Story Series (Revised Edition)Call Number: REF PN3326 .M27 2004

o        Vol. 3, pg. 1396-1398

  • Short Stories for StudentsCall Number: REF PN3330. S386

o        Vol. 3, pg. 96-117

  • Short Story CriticismCall Number: REF PN3330. S386

o        Vol. 11, pg. 207-9, 225, 229, 231-4, 236-7, 244

o        Vol. 77, pg. 230, 292, 294

Research Databases

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  • Literature Resources from Gale

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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