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The Pearl Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Steinbeck was a major in marine biology at Stanford University – until he dropped out.

When The Pearl was made into a movie in 1947, it was the first Mexican-made movie to be commercially distributed in the United States.

John Steinbeck’s first three novels were poorly received by critics.

The Pearl was originally conceived as a film, not a novella.

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