Short stories by John Steinbeck

John Ernst Steinbeck Jr. (/ˈstaɪnbɛk/; February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968) was an American author and the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature winner "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception."[2] He has been called "a giant of American letters."[3][4]

Listing 4 stories.

A self-willed young girl embarks on a train ride to a coastal town for a day, encountering eccentric people along the way.

Following a conversation with a traveling repairman about his life on the road, a woman with a gift for growing flowers grapples with her femininity and her desire for something more than a mundane life as the wife of a farmer.

A rancher grew up in a now-abandoned house with a dark past: on a night he was supposed to be gone, he returns to the house unexpectedly, only to find his wife with a lover. He murders the lover and brutally whips his wife as punishment, before announcing he will build them a new house.

A young boy eagerly waits all year for his mare to birth a colt. The barn hand promises the boy that he will make sure nothing happens to the colt, but keeping his promise comes at a tragic cost.