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The Grapes of Wrath by  John Steinbeck - First edition - 1939 - from Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 56810)

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. Hardcover. 619pp. Octavo [21 cm] Tan boards with with wrap-around brown pictorial stamping. Yellow topstain. Both book and jacket are better than very good. A few small pieces of tape to the reverse of the spine sunned jacket. "First Edition" printed diagonally on the front inside flap. Hayashi, A5. Goldstone & Payne, A12a. John Steinbeck won the Pulitzer Prize for Grapes of Wrath in 1940.

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
Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
56810
Title
The Grapes of Wrath
Author
Steinbeck, John
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Viking Press
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1939
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About Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA

Ken Sanders Rare Books is a full service antiquarian bookshop in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. We carry an ever-changing inventory of art, ephemera, maps, photography, and postcards in addition to a vast selection of used and rare books along with a few new books. We actively purchase and appraise books in all fields.

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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]
sunned
Damage done to a book cover or dust jacket caused by exposure to direct sunlight.  Very strong fluorescent light can cause...[more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
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]
octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...[more]

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