Travels with Charley In Search of America
Wrapper design by Arnold Schwartzman
Heinemann, London, etc, 1962. First published in GB 1962.
Hardback; 140 x 200 mm; blue boards with titles in silver on spine; 246 pages. Original Unclipped dust jacket.
The book is in fair condition. The binding is sound though the book is slightly cocked. The dust jacket, however, is in poor condition with open and closed tears, particularly the spine, creasing in places, and internal foxing. Page end tanning and foxing.
“Travels with Charley: In Search of America” is a 1962 travelogue written by American author John Steinbeck. It depicts a 1960 road trip around the United States made by Steinbeck, in the company of his standard poodle, Charley. Steinbeck wrote that he was moved by a desire to see his country on a personal level, since he made his living writing about it. He wrote of having many questions going into his journey, the main one being "What are Americans like today?" However, he found that he had concerns about much of the "new America" he witnessed.