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The Grapes of Wrath

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The Grapes of Wrath

by Steinbeck, John

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New York: Viking Press, 1939. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Condition is Very Good, bound in original pictorial beige cloth and music sheet illustrated end papers; with a Very Good price clipped dust jacket. All corners of flaps are clipped, however "first edition" statement remains intact on front flap. Edge wear to jacket, including minor chipping to jacket crown at spine. A few instances of repair from jacket interior, no visible influence to jacket exterior. Subtle instance of rubbing to top corner of half title page. No markings to text. Binding is intact and tight. 8vo. Overall, a clean and solid copy of the First Edition with the original First Issue jacket in bright condition. Steinbeck's masterpiece, which also won the Pulitzer Prize.

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
Evolving Lens Bookseller US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
14861
Title
The Grapes of Wrath
Author
Steinbeck, John
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Viking Press
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1939
Keywords
John Steinbeck, Literature

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jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[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]
flap(s)
The portion of a book cover or cover jacket that folds into the book from front to back.  The flap can contain biographical...[more]
half title
The blank front page which appears just prior to the title page, and typically contains only the title of the book, although, at...[more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
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]
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]
title page
A page at the front of a book which may contain the title of the book, any subtitles, the authors, contributors, editors, the...[more]
First Edition
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tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.

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