East of Eden is the story of the Americans, about the years from the second half of the last century to the First World War. The author takes it to take place in his own homeland. The novel was published in 1952. It is possible that the writer conceived it during the Second World War. Could it be that the “murderer” was horrible that made Steinbeck wonder about the meaning of life, about human nature and tried to find the answer. East of Eden, this is a human story. Accept the central character named Adam, the first human being. With it the writer wants to lay the foundations for an effective humanism. Steinbeck asserted faith in people, in life, but not an idealized belief. That belief must be a standing tree, deeply rooted in a real piece of soil that has both fertile soil and rocky soi.
Despite publishing a wide range of works from social to emotional cartoon, John Steinbeck declares that East of the Garden of Eden is his most important work. That view is also agreed by many critics. After the publication of the East of Eden until he was awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize for Literature, there is no work more important than this one.
East of Eden, after being published, was filmed by director and writer Elia Kazan and starred by James Dean, an internationally renowned actor and actress Pier Angeli, a great disappointment from James. Dean, causing him to race at full speed to the death and injury; mourning the young people for a while.