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Cup of Gold From The Mid S Through The S, Henry Morgan, A Pirate And Outlaw Of Legendary Viciousness, Ruled The Spanish Main He Ravaged The Coasts Of Cuba And America, Striking Terror Wherever He Went Morgan Was Obsessive He Had Two Driving Ambitions To Possess The Beautiful Woman Called La Santa Roja And To Conquer Panama, The Cup Of Gold Steinbeck S First Novel And Sole Work Of Historical Fiction, Cup Of Gold Is A Lush, Lyrical Swashbuckling Pirate Fantasy, And Sure To Add New Dimensions To Readers Perceptions Of This All American Writer This Edition Features An Introduction By Susan F Beegel

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  • Paperback
  • 187 pages
  • Cup of Gold
  • John Steinbeck
  • English
  • 15 June 2019
  • 0141186127

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  1. says:

    John Steinbeck wrote a romance novel Well that s what the publishers at Popular Library want readers to believe.It seems Cup of Gold, Steinbeck s first novel, needed some good ol fashion salesmanship in order to make everybody involved some money So they tried to pass this book off as a romance From the front cover He Sacked Panama For A Woman s Kisses From the back cover She was the lovely mystery woman of Panama Every foulmouthed buccaneer on the Spanish Main dreamed of possessing John Steinbeck wrote a romance novel Well that s what the publishers at Popular Library want readers to believe.It seems Cup of Gold, Steinbeck s first novel, needed some good ol fashion salesmanship in order to make everybody involved some money So they tried to pass this book off as a romance From the front cover He Sacked Panama For A Woman s Kisses From the back cover She was the lovely mystery woman of Panama Every foulmouthed buccaneer on the Spanish Main dreamed of possessing her It was desire to take this woman that brought Henry Morgan, King of the Pirates, to Panama With torch and cutlass he laid waste to the mightiest citadel in Spanish America And he did it all for Ysobel I m no romance expert but I found no romance in this book It is Steinbeck s well written historical fiction account of Henry Morgan And Henry Morgan, successful rascal that he was, lusted for two things wealth and fame This book is not even close to Steinbeck s best work but it does show signs of the brilliance to come


  2. says:

    To me there s something appealing about the idea of reading a writer s novels in chronological order Apart from having the opportunity to observe a development in literary skills, it feels like a properly organised thing to do So for quite a while I regretted that I didn t do just that when I embarked on reading the works of John Steinbeck I no longer feel that way If this, Steinbeck s first novel, had been my introduction to his work, there s at least a chance I would have gone no further To me there s something appealing about the idea of reading a writer s novels in chronological order Apart from having the opportunity to observe a development in literary skills, it feels like a properly organised thing to do So for quite a while I regretted that I didn t do just that when I embarked on reading the works of John Steinbeck I no longer feel that way If this, Steinbeck s first novel, had been my introduction to his work, there s at least a chance I would have gone no further The subtitle of the novel is A Life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, with Occasional Reference to History It re imagines aspects of the life and career of the real life 17th century privateer and British colonial administrator, beginning with his youth in Wales, going on to his experiences as a bonded worker in Barbados and his career as a privateer a polite word for pirate , which culminates in the sack of Panama.I appreciated the novelthan I might otherwise have done because of my familiarity with Steinbeck s life and fiction It s an uneven mixture of swashbuckling boys own adventure and coming of age story, with an overtone of Arthurian quest Steinbeck was passionate about Arthurian legend and its varous literary incarnations and it s interesting to observe this obsession manifesting itself in his early work Although quite different from Steinbeck s later, better, work, it shows hints of what would come to characterise his fiction a strong sense of the natural environment and compassion for human frailty Like most of Steinbeck s novels, this work has a moral It s not a particularly subtle moral essentially a variation on be careful what you wish for The manner in which the moral plays itself out is a little tedious, the last quarter of the work is disappointing and the ending is odd These are definite weaknesses, but it is a first novel after all, and one that I mostly enjoyed This is one for the Steinbeck completist and not the place to start with Steinbeck s fiction Not great, not terrible, three and a bit stars because I m such a fan


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    First, the woman who wrote the introduction should be hanged for treason Thoroughly masculine and should find much favor with those male readers who delight in bloody tales of piracy and rebellion Male readers Hello I quite enjoy a little bit of bloodthirsty swashbuckling and I ain t male.And I obviously really enjoyed this story It was really very fun and I loved seeing Morgan s character evolve all the way from pitiful on up He was a fascinating character Although not particularly c First, the woman who wrote the introduction should be hanged for treason Thoroughly masculine and should find much favor with those male readers who delight in bloody tales of piracy and rebellion Male readers Hello I quite enjoy a little bit of bloodthirsty swashbuckling and I ain t male.And I obviously really enjoyed this story It was really very fun and I loved seeing Morgan s character evolve all the way from pitiful on up He was a fascinating character Although not particularly complex, it showed how both external and internal factors formed and changed him And yes, we get bloodthirsty swashbuckling pirate y fun, and quite a magnificent raid on Panama Oh hell, it was fun


  5. says:

    Questo Henry Morgan secondo un incisione del XVIII Questo Henry Morgan secondo Il cigno nero di Henry King troppi Henry Questo Henry Morgan secondo Morgan, the pirate di Andr De Toth E insomma, ce ne sono tanti altri, questa qui non una rappresentazione visiva di tutti i Morgan del piccolo e grande schermo Sembra che da tutte e tre le immagini traspaia un Morgan forzuto vorrei ben vedere, fare il pirata una bella attivit motoria , barbuto come di regola e robusto Del suo car Questo Henry Morgan secondo un incisione del XVIII Questo Henry Morgan secondo Il cigno nero di Henry King troppi Henry Questo Henry Morgan secondo Morgan, the pirate di Andr De Toth E insomma, ce ne sono tanti altri, questa qui non una rappresentazione visiva di tutti i Morgan del piccolo e grande schermo Sembra che da tutte e tre le immagini traspaia un Morgan forzuto vorrei ben vedere, fare il pirata una bella attivit motoria , barbuto come di regola e robusto Del suo carattere non si sa molto, se non appunto da quello che dicono gli altri e da quelle che sono state le interpretazioni del suo personaggio Steinbeck fa la sua parte e ci dice la sua sullo storico pirata.Nel primo romanzo di Steinbeck abbiamo gi la figura del sognatore ingenuo, che poi sar parte determinante di Uomini e topi Henry sogna di arrivare alle Indie e farsi bucaniere, conquistare citt , popoli E Steinbeck lo accompagna nella partenza, nel distacco dai genitori sconvolti, e con uno stupendo stile si mimetizza con la natura del suo personaggio, come una seconda pelle davanti al nostro Henry giovane e continuamente stupefatto dalle meraviglie del mondo, cieco nei confronti della realt , tenace e per certi versi testardo nel portare avanti il suo sogno e realizzarlo, ambizioso, e mi verrebbe da dire che non si cura del possibile e dell impossibileSei un fanciullino Vuoi la luna per bere in essa come in una coppa d oro e cos molto probabile che tu divenga un grand uomo..se saprai restare un fanciullino Tutti i grandi del mondo sono stati fanciullini che volevano la luna correvano, s arrampicavano, e talvolta riuscivano ad acchiappare una lucciola Ma se si diventa grandi e ci si fa una mente da uomo, questa mente non pu non vedere che la luna..irraggiungibile..e cos non si prende neppure la lucciola E davvero Henry si mantiene bambino nelle sue conquiste coinvolgenti, si prende la Luna che tanto desiderava, ma se vero che nel momento in cui noi otteniamo qualcosa la gioia dura poco e puntiamo a qualcos altro, ecco che Morgan punta con la stessa tenacia a La Santa Rossa.E nel momento in cui fra le sue mani, si rivela insoddisfacente e mediocre quanto le sue precedenti sconfitte E nella sua delusione si ritrova addosso le accuse altrui, le colpe inintenzionali, e i primi accorgimenti del mondo attorno a s , non pi come qualcosa che gira intorno a lui, ma come qualcosa in cui solamente immerso come tutte le altre formichine E non seppe pi rimanere lo stesso fanciullino di prima.Sembra quasi che la crescita si identifichi con la consapevolezza di non essere pi di nessuno, per certi versi di non essere affatto speciale, o pi speciale di I bambini si sentono speciali, i bambini nel suo piccolo mirano sempre a qualcosa e la abbracciano, tanti di loro sono egoisti nel modo in cui lo sono i bambini, teneramente , convinti di avere in mano il mondo, e poi arrivano le prime sferzate dure della realt e si comincia a farsi qualche domanda, forse troppe domande, e si finisce per essere molto, ma molto disillusi non solo sul mondo, ma anche su se stessi Qualcuno cresce fin troppo precocemente, altri, come Henry Morgan, riescono a mantenersi intatti anche fino a trent anni Beato lui.Ci che unisce questo romanzo alla produzione pi tipica di Steinbeck il sogno, la tenacia nel crederci e voler realizzarlo, la natura ingenua dei suoi personaggi, ma ci che fa in modo che La santa rossa sia un anomalia rispetto agli altri lo sfondo completamente diverso pirati heeeyoo , mari, isole, conquiste Steinbeck di solito accompagna i poveri contadini, si sottopone alla dura realt di chi l ultimo anello della catena, mentre in questo primo romanzo preferisce calarsi nel personaggio storico di Henry Morgan, tastando diversi ambienti, seppur con le evidenti analogie con il tema di Uomini e topi, molto pi amaro di questo, God Io mi sono divertita, intrattenuta molto bene, e sinceramente ora ho una certa voglia di altri romanzi pirateschi. Il migliore rimarr sempre Jack Sparrow


  6. says:

    To be a fair critic of this book, you d need to not know who the author was before you started the book As a first book, it doesn t deserve to carry the literary stigma of The Grapes of Wrath or Of Mice and Men And it is a stigma, because any reader who has read those books will go looking for at least the seed of what was to become some of the greatest writing of the 20th century, and if it s a readers first Steinbeck, they re going to be expecting to see what is so great about his work Unfo To be a fair critic of this book, you d need to not know who the author was before you started the book As a first book, it doesn t deserve to carry the literary stigma of The Grapes of Wrath or Of Mice and Men And it is a stigma, because any reader who has read those books will go looking for at least the seed of what was to become some of the greatest writing of the 20th century, and if it s a readers first Steinbeck, they re going to be expecting to see what is so great about his work Unfortunately for this book, it just wasn t there yet And of course it shouldn t be, how many really good authors do their best work first That s not to say this is bad writing, rookie Steinbeck is still better that 50% of what I ve read The theme, a young man dreams of , believes he can obtain it through hard work, and then discovers that life isn t that simple okay, so there s that seed of future Steinbeck is portrayed through a fictionalized version of the life of the very real pirate privateer Henry Morgan There s an odd sort of realism to the book, Steinbeck s pirates do have pillage and torture, rape is alluded to, they make use of the services of prostitutes, but there s no mention of them killing anyone when they do these things Whole Spanish ships are captured through the use of fire and canonball, but there would appear to be no casualties That lack of finality weakens the story tremendously, view spoiler and when Morgan does kill two members of his own crew, one that he s grown very attached to, it makes the previous omissions of mortality all theobvious hide spoiler I d go with 2 1 2 stars if I could, but I ll bump it up because a Steinbeck and b Pirate


  7. says:

    Having left port with the completion of Cup of Gold, my friend, Mikki, and I have embarked on a reading voyage that paddles through all books Steinbeck chronologically plus a few stow away biographies.Cup of Gold launched Steinbeck s literary career and has the distinction of being his only historical novel From a Steinbeck fan POV, this book fascinated me The flashes of Steinbeck phrase ology peeked through like the sun on a mostly overcast day in the first and last chapters, while the middle Having left port with the completion of Cup of Gold, my friend, Mikki, and I have embarked on a reading voyage that paddles through all books Steinbeck chronologically plus a few stow away biographies.Cup of Gold launched Steinbeck s literary career and has the distinction of being his only historical novel From a Steinbeck fan POV, this book fascinated me The flashes of Steinbeck phrase ology peeked through like the sun on a mostly overcast day in the first and last chapters, while the middle chapters consisted primarily of vintage Steinbeck I felt I could see him fishing in the deep blue sea for his voice and style in the two chapters mentioned before, while the mid voyage was awash with the patented Steinbeck smoothness of speech Personally, I m glad he abandoned the historical novel ship and flew his own colors writing novels that encompass what he learned in his own life and about his family history The advice write what you know cannoned him to fame and served other writers well However, I enjoyed my time asea with Captain Henry Morgan in the golden pages of this first treasure My spyglass is now trained on the next novel, The Pastures of Heaven


  8. says:

    I can t even BEGIN to say enough about this book It starts wonderfully, lags a bit, then finishes with Steinbeck awesomeness Henry Morgan is probably the most famous English pirate to ever sail It would be fair to say that the romanticizing of pirates in movies and stories also came partially from the story of his life In Cup of Gold, Steinbeck takes that life and turns it into a tale that captivates..The story of young Henry feeling the call of the sea the joining of himself to other pira I can t even BEGIN to say enough about this book It starts wonderfully, lags a bit, then finishes with Steinbeck awesomeness Henry Morgan is probably the most famous English pirate to ever sail It would be fair to say that the romanticizing of pirates in movies and stories also came partially from the story of his life In Cup of Gold, Steinbeck takes that life and turns it into a tale that captivates..The story of young Henry feeling the call of the sea the joining of himself to other pirates the search for the most sought after woman in the world and finally the conquering of Panama Old Henry does not feel the same about the world, butimportantly, he does not feel the same about himself We see the Henry of all ages as he strives for something he cannot name, but can t seem to stop chasing I highly recommend this book I almost wish that I didn t know that Steinbeck had to balance biography and historical fiction to concoct this beautiful tale


  9. says:

    Steinbeck Year 2016 Book 1 Cup of Gold was an awkward book Trying to combine the history of captain Morgan with the Holy Grail was a funny idea But you can still see something of what is to follow in this little novel He has come to be the great man he thought he wanted to be If this is true, then he is not a man He is still a little boy and wants the moon Why do men like me want sons he wondered It must be because they hope in their poor beaten so Steinbeck Year 2016 Book 1 Cup of Gold was an awkward book Trying to combine the history of captain Morgan with the Holy Grail was a funny idea But you can still see something of what is to follow in this little novel He has come to be the great man he thought he wanted to be If this is true, then he is not a man He is still a little boy and wants the moon Why do men like me want sons he wondered It must be because they hope in their poor beaten souls that these new men, who are their blood, will do the things they were not strong enough nor wise enough nor brave enough to do It is rather like another chance at life like a new bag of coins at a table of luck after your fortune is gone


  10. says:

    Cup of Gold had all the elements that promised an enjoyable read for me Steinbeck, pirates, historical fiction.And, yet, I was so bored.Apparently, this is Steinbeck s first novel Knowing this, I can forgive the book some of the tediousness and lack of message, but still, knowing what Steinbeck is capable of creating in his later books makes it difficult to like this book any better.

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