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The Grapes of Wrath

by STEINBECK, JOHN

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About This Item

New York: Viking, 1939. First Edition, First Issue. From the library of Harpo Marx, the endearing clown of the Marx Brothers comedy team, and his wife actress Susan Fleming Marx, former member of the Ziegfeld Follies and star of early talking films like Million Dollar Legs with W.C. Fields. With a charming bookplate illustrated by Susan Marx with a drawing of Harpo in his comic character which reads: “FROM THE LIBRARY OF HARPO & SUSAN MARX.” Fine clean copy in a near fine bright dust jacket with a few small chips, a few tiny tears, and darkening at the spine, and with some minor dust soiling and reinforcement by an expert paper conservationist. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. An American literary landmark and the basis of the acclaimed film starring Henry Fonda directed by John Ford.

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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
James Pepper Rare Books, Inc. US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
20953E
Title
The Grapes of Wrath
Author
STEINBECK, JOHN
Book condition
Used
Publisher
Viking
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1939

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