John Steinbeck was a & # 039; sadist & # 039; womanizer who wanted him to be his slave, & # 039; his second wife writes

The celebrated author John Steinbeck (photographed in 1966) spent his wedding night talking on the phone with a supposed lover, wished his newborn son died, and enjoyed letting his pet loose at home just to see the frightened reaction of the guests , according to his Second wife

The celebrated author John Steinbeck spent his wedding night talking on the phone with a supposed lover, wished his newborn son died, and enjoyed letting his pet loose at home just to see the frightened reaction of the guests, according to a new book of its second author. wife.

Gwyn Conger Steinbeck was married to the author of Grapes of Wrath for six years during the 1940s.

A manuscript she wrote that details the volatile personality of her "sadistic" husband has recently been discovered in Wales, according to The Times of London.

The manuscript, which became a book, My Life with John Steinbeck, will be published this week.

The celebrated author John Steinbeck (photographed in 1966) spent his wedding night talking on the phone with a supposed lover, wished his newborn son died, and enjoyed letting his pet loose at home just to see the frightened reaction of the guests , according to his Second wife

The celebrated author John Steinbeck (photographed in 1966) spent his wedding night talking on the phone with a supposed lover, wished his newborn son died, and enjoyed letting his pet loose at home just to see the frightened reaction of the guests , according to his Second wife

Gwyn Conger Steinbeck (photographed in New York City in 1957) was married to the author of Grapes of Wrath for six years during the 1940s. A manuscript that she wrote that details her husband's volatile personality "sadistic" has been recently discovered in Wales

Gwyn Conger Steinbeck (photographed in New York City in 1957) was married to the author of Grapes of Wrath for six years during the 1940s. A manuscript that she wrote that details her husband's volatile personality "sadistic" has been recently discovered in Wales

Gwyn Conger Steinbeck (photographed in New York City in 1957) was married to the author of Grapes of Wrath for six years during the 1940s. A manuscript that she wrote that details the volatile personality of her "sadistic" husband has been recently discovered in Wales

Gwyn Steinbeck was a nightclub singer in Los Angeles when she met the author, then married, in 1938.

During their time together, John Steinbeck was the author of some of his best masterpieces, including The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men and The Red Pony.

Grapes of Wrath awarded Steinbeck a Pulitzer Prize, consolidating its status as one of the literary giants of the United States.

But the Nobel laureate apparently had a dark side that was hidden from public view.

Gwyn Steinbeck was a nightclub singer in Los Angeles when she met the author who was getting married in 1938. During their time together, John Steinbeck (seen above in 1939) wrote some of his most important masterpieces, including The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men. and The Red Pony

Gwyn Steinbeck was a nightclub singer in Los Angeles when she met the author who was getting married in 1938. During their time together, John Steinbeck (seen above in 1939) wrote some of his most important masterpieces, including The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men. and The Red Pony

Gwyn Steinbeck was a nightclub singer in Los Angeles when she met the author who was getting married in 1938. During their time together, John Steinbeck (seen above in 1939) wrote some of his most important masterpieces, including The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men. and The Red Pony

"Like many writers, he had several lives, and each one was spoiled, and in each he felt he was the king," writes Gwyn Steinbeck.

"From the moment John woke up until the moment he went to bed, he had to be his slave."

She recalled that in 1941, Steinbeck left her and his first wife, Carol Henning, in a room and told them, smiling: "Whichever of you is the woman who needs me the most and loves me the most, then that's the woman which I'm going to have. & # 39;

When Gwyn Steinbeck married him two years later, he spent 90 minutes talking on the phone with a "Lady M & # 39; on your wedding night.

John Steinbeck said that he and & # 39; Lady M & # 39; They had a matinee about three times a week, implying that she was his mistress.

Gwyn Steinbeck wrote that although her husband rarely showed emotion for her or her children, she deeply regretted the death of her pet rat, Burgess.

Gwyn Steinbeck wrote that although her husband rarely showed emotion for his family, he deeply regretted the death of his pet rat, Burgess. John and Thom Steinbeck, the two sons of the couple, are seen in the center with Nathaniel Benchley (far left) and Alexandra Moltke (far right)

Gwyn Steinbeck wrote that although her husband rarely showed emotion for his family, he deeply regretted the death of his pet rat, Burgess. John and Thom Steinbeck, the two sons of the couple, are seen in the center with Nathaniel Benchley (far left) and Alexandra Moltke (far right)

Gwyn Steinbeck wrote that although her husband rarely showed emotion for his family, he deeply regretted the death of his pet rat, Burgess. John and Thom Steinbeck, the two sons of the couple, are seen in the center with Nathaniel Benchley (far left) and Alexandra Moltke (far right)

"He never cried for me," he wrote. & # 39; He never cried for his children. He never cried for anyone.

"But he cried for a rat named Burgess."

Describing him as "sadistic", he wrote that her husband would use the rat to scare others.

"John was a sadistic man, with many emotions, but being a sadist was one of his unattractive qualities," wrote Gwyn Steinbeck.

"It allowed people to come in and leave Burgess loose and enjoy a lot, watching people scream and lift their legs."

John Steinbeck's affection for his pet rat contrasts with what he felt for his own children.

Gwyn Steinbeck gave birth to two of her children.

John Steinbeck remarried in 1950, when he married actress Elaine Scott. They were together until his death in 1968 at the age of 66

John Steinbeck remarried in 1950, when he married actress Elaine Scott. They were together until his death in 1968 at the age of 66

John Steinbeck remarried in 1950, when he married actress Elaine Scott. They were together until his death in 1968 at the age of 66

When she was in labor with her first child, Thomas, she began to experience difficulties with childbirth.

This led her husband to scold her for & # 39; complicate & # 39; his life while writing a book.

In 1946, his second son, John Jr., was born prematurely.

As his newborn suffered screaming attacks in his early days, his father burst through the door and said: & # 39; I wish Christ that he died, is consuming too much of his damn time.

"That was the moment when love died," he wrote.

Gwyn Steinbeck finally divorced her husband two years later.

The two did not separate in friendly terms.

John Steinbeck would appeal to his marriage to Gwyn for inspiration to create the character of Cathy Ames in the novel East of Eden.

Gwyn Steinbeck finally divorced her husband two years later. John Steinbeck would build on his marriage to Gwyn to get inspiration for the character of Cathy Ames in the novel East of Eden. Ames is portrayed above by actor Jo Van Fleet in the 1955 film version

Gwyn Steinbeck finally divorced her husband two years later. John Steinbeck would build on his marriage to Gwyn to get inspiration for the character of Cathy Ames in the novel East of Eden. Ames is portrayed above by actor Jo Van Fleet in the 1955 film version

Gwyn Steinbeck finally divorced her husband two years later. John Steinbeck would build on his marriage to Gwyn to get inspiration for the character of Cathy Ames in the novel East of Eden. Ames is portrayed above by actor Jo Van Fleet in the 1955 film version

Ames is described by Steinbeck in his novel as "a psychic monster" with a "deformed soul".

John Steinbeck remarried in 1950, when he married actress Elaine Scott. They were together until his death in 1968 at the age of 66.

My life with John Steinbeck goes on sale this week

My life with John Steinbeck goes on sale this week

My life with John Steinbeck goes on sale this week

Gwyn Steinbeck recalled details of his marriage to John Steinbeck during interviews with Douglas Brown, a British journalist, in 1972.

Gwyn died in 1975.

In 1997, Brown traveled to his native England. During his trip, he died.

The manuscript containing Gwyn's memories passed to his daughter, Candace, who gave it to her father's brother, John.

John Brown, originally from Montgomery, Wales, then showed the manuscript to a neighbor, Bruce Lawson.

Lawson, an author, decided to publish the manuscript of Gwyn Steinbeck.

It's called My Life With John Steinbeck.

John Steinbeck Jr. died in 1991.

His brother, Thomas Steinbeck, died in 2016.

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