This first edition book, The Wayward Bus, was written by
John Steinbeck (1902 – 1968)
was an American author who won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature for his
realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humor and
keen social perception.
This is a story of an American/Mexican man Juan Chicoy
and his wife who own a road side garage/restaurant in Rebel Corners, California
in the 1930’s. Juan also drives a bus
which does a run from San Ysidro, CA into Mexico. The plot revolves around the
passengers of the bus who are stranded at Juan’s
garage stop while he repairs the bus which has broken down. The extreme
differences between the social, economic and class distinctions of all the
people makes each of them look at themselves and how their lives have unfolded
and how they fit in.
The book is covered in an orange cloth with gold
lettering. The dust jacket is worn on the edges but intact. It measures 8 ¼” x 5 ½” x 1
1/8” and is in very good condition. The
binding is solid with no loose pages. It was published by The Viking Press, New
York – 1947. This book will be a
great addition to your collection.