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The Grapes of Wrath by  John Steinbeck - First Edition - 1939 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140937165)

The Grapes of Wrath

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The Grapes of Wrath

by Steinbeck, John

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New York: The Viking Press, 1939. First Edition. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition, first printing. Publisher's original oatmeal cloth decorated in brown, "Battle Hymn of the Republic" end sheets. Near Fine, with scuff to side of page block and offsetting to endsheets from binder's glue. In a Very Good dust jacket with publisher's price of $2.75 and "First Edition" statement present on front flap; edge wear with chipping at the head taking out letters of "The" in the title, rubbing to folds with a bit of splitting started at the rear flap fold, toning and several light stains to spine.

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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Bookseller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
140937165
Title
The Grapes of Wrath
Author
Steinbeck, John
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
The Viking Press
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1939
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in American and British literature, and rare nonfiction. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon and open by appointment.

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fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
jacket
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First Edition
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spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
chipping
A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or...[more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.

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