The Pearl

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 014017737X
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Fiction

A poor fisherman dreams of wealth and happiness for his family when he finds a priceless pearl

The Pearl

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141923499
Release Date: 2000-09-07
Genre: Fiction

THE PEARL is Steinbeck's flawless parable about wealth and the evil it can bring. When Kino, an Indian pearl-diver, finds 'the Pearl of the world' he believes that his life will be magically transformed. He will marry Juana in church and their little boy, Coyotito, will be able to attend school. Obsessed by his dreams, Kino is blind to the greed, fear and even violence the pearl arouses in him and his neighbours. Written with haunting simplicty and lyrical simplicity, THE PEARL sets the values of the civilized world against those of the primitive and finds them tragically inadequate.

Mistress of the Pearl

Author: Eric Van Lustbader
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429913401
Release Date: 2005-11-01
Genre: Fiction

Kundala is Miina's world, created by that Goddess with the help of the dragons. But Miina is missing, and her people have been enslaved by the alien V'ornn. Now a savior has come, the Dar Sala-at, a messiah promised by prophecy yet unlike anyone's expectations: within the body of a beautiful young woman is the mind and spirit of a unique Kundalan female who is joined in mystical partnership with the mind and spirit of Annon Ashera, a V'ornn male, the last survivor of a noble family. Together the two adolescents have matured and merged into a new joint identity. Now their common destiny, and Kundala's, is in their own hands. In Lustbader's richly imagined saga The Pearl, magic and science clash on an epic scale. As in the Midkemia novels of Raymond Feist, the juxtaposition shows that neither is inherently good or evil. It is the people using magic or science who give them meaning, and Lustbader has created people you will never forget: Riane, the Dar-Sala-at; Eleana, the woman she loves twice over; Kurgan, the V'ornn usurper who raped Eleana and sired her child; Marethyn Stogggul, Kurgan's defiant sister, an artist who joins the Kundalan resistance; Marethyn's lover, chief trader Sornnn SaTrryn, who secretly helps the resistance as well; and the fabulous Krystren, the Sarakkon woman from the mysterious southern continent, who comes north on a secret mission and will change the lives of everyone she meets. All the while, the evil Sauromicians threaten the world as they seek to use banestones to bind a dragon. With each new volume, The Pearl has bloomed and ramified like a gorgeous flowering vine. The Mistress of the Pearl is the best yet, and those who have read the previous books will find new sources of excitement and enlightenment, but this is also a great place to begin catching up with the series, as the Pearl shines ever brighter. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Pearl Book

Author: Antoinette L. Matlins
Publisher: Gemstone Press
ISBN: 9780943763354
Release Date: 2001-10
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

With today's finest cultured pearls rivaling diamond, ruby, emerald and sapphire in terms of popularity, rarity and price, more and more people are searching for a reliable source of information to guide them in the fascinating and complex world of pearls-natural, cultured and imitation. This revised and updated 3rd edition is a comprehensive, authoritative guide that tells readers everything they need to know about pearls to fully understand and appreciate them, and avoid any unexpected-and costly-disappointments, now and in future generations.

The Pearl King

Author: Robert Lehane
Publisher: Boolarong Press
ISBN: 9781925046373
Release Date: 2014-06-23
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Born on a Hunter estuary, NSW, island in 1857, James Clark was orphaned at age two, arrived penniless in Brisbane ten years later, and never looked back. Starting out in Torres Strait at 23, he became the dominant figure in Australia’s pearlshelling industry, The Pearl King. Then, with a young partner, he built one of the nation’s biggest pastoral companies. He ran an oyster business in Moreton Bay that supplied gourmet markets as far away as Perth, and was prominent in Queensland’s yachting and horseracing fraternities. Entrepreneurial, generous, with a reputation for straight-shooting, he lived life to the full.

The Book of the Pearl

Author: George Frederick Kunz
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486142746
Release Date: 2013-02-19
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

DIVMonumental, profusely illustrated volume by two authorities covers origin, history, structure, form; pearl fisheries worldwide; pearl-culture, pearl-farming; mystical, medicinal properties; famous collections; more. Over 180 black-and-white illus. /div

The Pearl

Author: John Harms
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
ISBN: 0702235369
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This is the story of Steve Renouf, a brilliant Aboriginal rugby league players. It is the story of his family heritage, his childhook and of his emergence as a try-scoring centre. It is also the story of how he and his childhood sweetheart fought for their love in the face of community prejudices. and Steve's journey from a small country town to play for the Brisbane Broncos, Queensland and Australia..

The Pearl

Author: Douglas Smith
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300150551
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Set against the backdrop of imperial Russia, this tale of forbidden romance is the stuff of a great historical novel. It presents the account of the love between Count Nicholas Sheremetev, Russia's richest aristocrat, and Praskovia Kovalyova, his serf and the greatest opera diva of her time.

The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript

Author: Malcolm Andrew
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520046315
Release Date: 1982
Genre: English poetry

This third edition of The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript has been newly revised and updated, taking account of some of the more important textual and interpretative notes and articles published on the poems since the appearance of the first edition in 1978.

The Pearl

Author: Angela Hunt
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418512931
Release Date: 2003-02-02
Genre: Fiction

She had the perfect life until the accident. Now science offers an opportunity to replace what she has lost--but at what cost? Diana and Steve Sheldon had it all--successful careers, nice home, a lovely teenage daughter, an adorable five-year-old son. But when a freak accident ravages their happy family, Diana, a professional radio counselor, finds herself viewing the world through new eyes of grief--and accepting ideas and situations she would have considered unacceptable only a few weeks before. When a research foundation offers to restore her loss through a medical marvel, Diana is convinced she has found the answer to her family's anguish. Determined to sacrifice anything that stands between her and healing for her broken heart, she proceeds along a dangerous course, never dreaming that healing might prove more destructive than hurt... As timely as today's newspaper, The Pearl is an honest, heart-rending look at life and faith through a contemporary mother's eyes.