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The Grapes of Wrath

by Steinbeck, John

Condition: Near Fine/Very Good


New York: Viking Press, 1939 First Printing/First Issue of the First Edition; original beige cloth boards, in original dust jacket. The book is in near fine condition with light rubbing to cloth boards; in a very good dust jacket, with tanning to spine and moderate edge wear.
  • Bookseller: Idler Fine Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 001344
  • Title: The Grapes of Wrath
  • Author: Steinbeck, John
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Viking Press
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1939
  • Keywords: FICTION, LITERATURE.


Book summary

John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath stands as a pivotal piece of American literature. The story follows the Joad family (and thousands of others) as they are driven from the Oklahoma farm where they are sharecroppers during the Great Depression. The drought, economic hardship, and changes in financial and agricultural industries send them searching for dignity and honest work in the bountiful state of California.

The novel earned Steinbeck the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1940, and inspired the classic film of the same name the same year. The film starred Henry Fonda as Tom Joad, and Steinbeck's words and ideas shine through that medium. In 1962, Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for the body of his work, and The Grapes of Wrath stands as his most recognized and esteemed book.
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