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The Grapes of Wrath

by STEINBECK, John

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  • hardcover
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New York, The Viking Press [1939]., 1939. First edition. 8vo. Full modern red morocco, gilt covers with double gilt rule panel surrounding gilt grape and grape vine, a.e.g., spine with raised bands. Red cloth dropbox. Fine, fresh copy. No signatures or bookplates. With a fine foredge painting, being a variation of the dust jacket image of a farm family on the roadside observing migrants heading west.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.

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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
Houle Rare Books & Autographs US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
229533
Title
The Grapes of Wrath
Author
STEINBECK, John
Book condition
Used
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
New York, The Viking Press [1939].
Date published
1939
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Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[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]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
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]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
raised band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books.  The bands are created...[more]

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