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The Grapes of Wrath

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The Grapes of Wrath

by Steinbeck, John

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About This Item

first British edition. London, Heinemann, 1939, first British edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover.

With the very scarce wrap-around band noting this was a Book Society Fiction Choice, this copy with a small slip affixed to the title page that is Inscribed by John Steinbeck ("For L. Downing/John Steinbeck"), Goldstone & Payne A12b, Morrow 108. Near fine.

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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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James M. Dourgarian, Bookman US (US)
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JD29403
Title
The Grapes of Wrath
Author
Steinbeck, John
Book condition
Used
Edition
first British edition
Binding
Hardcover

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