Cup of Gold



Cup of Gold, 1970 CoverJohn Steinbeck's first novel, Cup of Gold: A Life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, with Occasional Reference to History, is a work of historical fiction about the adventures of swashbuckler Sir Henry Morgan. Steinbeck intertwines some historical fact, as the title suggests, with a variety of literary conventions like medieval allegory, romantic adventure, and stark naturalism to retell the tale of Wales' famous Seventeenth Century "privateer.