Steinbeck - The Pearl1974 Vintage Paperback - Outside is dirty, mostly from age. Pages are yellowed. Inside has name stamped on inside cover page. Mark from a pen on inside back cover. One page has fold mark. No missing pages that I could tell but did not go through book page by page. - Still in Acceptable condition for the age of this book. 40 years Old.The Pearl is an enduring and classic fable, sensitively told, in simple and beautiful language. It is the story of a fisherman who found a pearl beyond price, the Pearl of the World. With the pearl, he hoped to buy peace and happiness for himself, his wife and their little son. Instead, he found that peace and happiness are not to be purchased. They are, themselves, pearls beyond price.