"Forty-two miles below San Ysidro, on a great north-south highway in California, there is a crossroad which for eighty-odd years has been called Rebel Corners": First Edition of John Steinbeck's The Wayward Bus

  • The Wayward Bus.
  • The Wayward Bus.
  • The Wayward Bus.

The Wayward Bus.

Item Number: 92798

New York: The Viking Press, 1947.

First edition of this work by the Nobel Prize-winning writer. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Hallock. Name to the front free endpaper. A bright example.

In his first novel to follow the publication of his enormous success, The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck’s vision comes wonderfully to life in this imaginative and unsentimental chronicle of a bus traveling California’s back roads, transporting the lost and the lonely, the good and the greedy, the stupid and the scheming, the beautiful and the vicious away from their shattered dreams and, possibly, toward the promise of the future. It was the basis for the 1957 film starring Jayne Mansfield, Joan Collins, Dan Dailey and Rick Jason.