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The Grapes of Wrath

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 printing/first issue of the first edition; original beige cloth boards, in original first issue dust jacket. Book with mild toning primarily near gutters of the illustrated endpapers and faint rubbing to bottom boards, else in fine condition; dust jacket with a closed tear and diagonal crease to bottom front cover, soft diagonal crease to upper back flap, mild edge wear and shallow creasing, light paper loss to ends and corners, faint toning to spine, a few surface scratches to covers, and light rubbing, else fine. A well preserved collectible.

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
Idler Fine Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
022674
Title
The Grapes of Wrath
Author
Steinbeck, John
Illustrator
Elmer Hader
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Fine
Jacket Condition
Very Good
Quantity Available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Publisher
Viking Press
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1939
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
Fiction, Literature, Classics, Historical Fiction.

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