by John Steinbeck
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.