Cup of gold
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Cup of Gold is a historical romance about the life of the pirate Henry Morgan" (Valentine 1). Even more, however, it is a richly allegorical Grail quest, drawing inspiration from such varied sources as Arthurian legend, Greek mythology, Druid lore and old ghost stories. It also offers glimpses of Steinbeck's sense of himself as a young man. "A lush, lyric fantasy, loaded with metaphor… an endorsement of the artistic calling" (Benson, 31, 116-17). Copies of this edition are exceedingly scarce. In fact, the copy inscribed by Steinbeck at San Jose University reads, "I wish I had a copy of this edition." Top edge stained, no priority. Goldstone & Payne A1a. Salinas Public Library, 19.