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The Grapes of Wrath

by Steinbeck, John

Condition: Near Fine/Very Good


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New York: Viking Press, 1939. First Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 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.

Book Details

  • Bookseller: Idler Fine Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 001344
  • Title: The Grapes of Wrath
  • Author: Steinbeck, John
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Near Fine
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition 1st Printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Viking Press
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1939

Book summary

The Grapes of Wrath was published in 1939 and written by John Steinbeck, who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1940 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962.

The tale is set during the Great Depression and follows the Joad family (and thousands of others) as they are driven from the Oklahoma farm where they are sharecroppers.  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.


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