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The Grapes of Wrath by  John Steinbeck - Signed First Edition - 1939 - from Quintessential Rare Books, LLC (SKU: ABE-16836288402)

The Grapes of Wrath

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The Grapes of Wrath

by Steinbeck, John

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  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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About This Item

The Viking Press, New York, 1939 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by John Steinbeck on a laid in limitation page. This TRUE FIRST EDITION has the words "First Published in April 1939" printed on the copyright page. A wonderful copy. This First Printing price clipped dustjacket dustjacket has the words "First Edition" printed on the front flap. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color with slight wear to the edges. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's tan cloth and is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A fabulous copy SIGNED by the author.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

Synopsis

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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Details

Bookseller
Quintessential Rare Books, LLC US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
ABE-16836288402
Title
The Grapes of Wrath
Author
Steinbeck, John
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Viking Press, New York
Date published
1939

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Glossary

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Copyright page
The page in a book that describes the lineage of that book, typically including the book's author, publisher, date of...[more]
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...[more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
New
A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. Although a new book is typically free of any faults or defects,...[more]
price clipped
When a book is described as price-clipped, it indicates that the portion of the dust jacket flap that has the publisher's...[more]
tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.

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