East of Eden - Suggestions for Further Reading

The National Steinbeck Center in Salinas offers information about educational resources, including links to available classroom curriculum.

“Your Guide to East of Eden on Oprah Winfrey's website contains plot summary and thematic overviews, along with links to additional resources about the novel and John Steinbeck.  There is a link to a brief bibliography for further reading as well.

Penguin’s introduction to the text also contains a list of 12 discussion questions on East of Eden.

A professional librarian compiled a resource guide about Elia Kazan’s 1955 film version of East of Eden.


The following links are to fairly detailed study guides of the novel, providing plot synopsis, character descriptions, thematic overviews, and discussion questions.  Some present possible essay topics and links to additional resources and readings about Steinbeck:



The Best Notes 



Lit Lovers 


The following links will take you to timed and scored interactive East of Eden reading quizzes:

Fun Trivia

Good Reads

Rotten Tomatoes (This quiz contains East of Eden movie trivia.)