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The Grapes of Wrath

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The Grapes of Wrath

by Steinbeck, John

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Viking Press, 1939. fifth. hardcover. near fine. Fifth edition, published one month after the first edition, as stated on copyright page May 1939. One of ten leatherbound presentation copies, signed by Steinbeck on a laid-in slip inscribed to Elyse. Book near fine. Housed in a custom-made fold-out case.

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
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Bookseller Inventory #
2101037
Title
The Grapes of Wrath
Author
Steinbeck, John
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - near fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
fifth
Publisher
Viking Press
Date published
1939

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