The Long Valley

Introduction

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]


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