By John Steinbeck
A STANDOUT within the Steinbeck canon, Cup of Gold is edgy and adventurous, brash and distrustful of society, and likely so as to add a brand new size to the typical conception of this all-American author. Steinbeck?s first novel and sole paintings of ancient fiction includes issues that resonate through the author?s prodigious physique of work.
From the mid-1650s in the course of the 1660s, Henry Morgan, a pirate and outlaw of mythical viciousness, governed the Spanish major. He ravaged the coasts of Cuba and the United States, outstanding terror anyplace he went. And he had riding objectives: to own the gorgeous lady known as los angeles Santa Roja, and to overcome Panama, the "cup of gold."
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