The Long Valley

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The Long Valley
First edition
AuthorJohn Steinbeck
CountryUnited States
GenreShort story collection
PublisherViking Press
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)

The Long Valley is a collection of short stories written by the American author John Steinbeck. The collection was first published in 1938.[1] It comprises 12 short stories.

The short stories were written over several years and are set in Steinbeck's birthplace, the Salinas Valley in California. They include the prize-winning tale The Murder; The Chrysanthemums; the representation of lynch mob violence in The Vigilante, inspired by the lynching of the confessed murderers of Brooke Hart; and the classic Red Pony tales. Many of the stories were published previously. The Red Pony was written in 1933 and published in Reader's Digest.[2]



  1. ^ The Long Valley, Western Washington University, Accessed November 2007
  2. ^ Introduction to John Steinbeck, The Long Valley, John Timmerman, Penguin Publishing, 1995

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