by John Steinbeck
Cannery Row Resources
If you've already seen Shmoop's guide to Steinbeck, but you still can't get enough, check out The Center for Steinbeck Studies.
If want to hear some secret history, check out this story on the Chinese laborers who built the Western railroads.
Don't know a limpet from an anemone? The Oceana Marine Wildlife Encyclopedia is here to help.
Cannery Row is a real place in Monterey, California. You can even sign up for a tour of Doc's lab. (Maybe you can sit in one of his bedroom chairs. Sounds like everyone else did.)
Movie or TV Productions
Doc finds love! In the movie, Cannery Row is combined with Steinbeck's sequel, Sweet Thursday. Nick Nolte (as Doc) and Debra Winger (as a prostitute named Suzy) star.
Articles and Interviews
The author talks a bit about Cannery Row and his other short novels in this preface.
Michael Hemp tells us about the history of the real Cannery Row.
Here's a scene from the movie. At the end you get a glimpse of Mack and the boys and Dora and the girls.
Steinbeck's classic as interpreted by Sylvester and Tweetie Bird.
There's video of the flagpole skater. Have we mentioned how much we love the Internet?
The nice folks at NPR have interviews with former Cannery Row residents and a report on the life of Ed Ricketts.
Here's Ravel's Pavane to a Dead Princess. It's not dubstep, but it'll do.
Steinbeck's personal logo of a winged pig.
A Model T Ford. It comes in any color, as long as it's black.
Cannery Row in 1945.
So evidently tourism took over where sardine fishing left off.