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The Grapes Of Wrath by  John Steinbeck - First edition - 1939 - from Royoung bookseller, Inc. (SKU: 22546)

The Grapes Of Wrath

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The Grapes Of Wrath

by Steinbeck, John

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  • hardcover
  • First
Orig. illustrated beige cloth. Near fine in very good dust wrapper
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New York: Viking Press, 1939. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. illustrated beige cloth. Near fine in very good dust wrapper. 619 pages. 21 x14 cm. With dust wrapper noting "First Edition," and noting the $2.75 price at publication. Dust wrapper designed by Elmer Hader. Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic. Perhaps the most influential, and best remembered book to come out of the Great Depression. Goldstone and Payne A12a. Decorated endpapers, a musical score of the "Battle Hymn of The Republic." Nicks to backstrip head of dust wrapper with slight loss, front cover of dust wrapper at lower foot slightly rubbed, interior contents fresh and clean.


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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The Grapes Of Wrath
Steinbeck, John
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Used - Orig. illustrated beige cloth. Near fine in very good dust wrapper
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Viking Press
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New York
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