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The Grapes of Wrath

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The Grapes of Wrath

by Steinbeck, John

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  • hardcover
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Viking Press, 1939. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. FIRST EDITION of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Published in New York by The Viking Press in 1939. First edition, "First Published in April1939" stated on copyright page, and "First Edition" stated on bottom of front flap. Book near fine, with a little binding glue showing through paste-downs, title page separated from previous page. DJ very good, with some chipping at spine ends and corners, a small piece missing at top of spine, spine sun-faded, a little wearing along top and bottom edges and hinges, small closed tear at top of front dj, and closed tear and crease from fold on top of rear dj. DJ is price-clipped. Comes in custom-made cloth slipcase.

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 #
106614
Title
The Grapes of Wrath
Author
Steinbeck, John
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Viking Press
Date published
1939

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