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The Grapes Of Wrath

The Grapes Of Wrath

by John Steinbeck

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... Read more
Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

by John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men is a novella written by Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck. Published in 1937, it tells the tragic story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers during the Great Depression in California.An intimate portrait of two men who cherish the slim bond between them and the dream they share in a world marred by petty tyranny, misunderstanding, jealousy, and callousness. Clinging to each other in their loneliness and alienation, George and his simple-minded... Read more
East Of Eden

East Of Eden

by John Steinbeck

East of Eden is a novel by Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck, published in September 1952. Often described as Steinbeck's most ambitious novel, East of Eden brings to life the intricate details of two families, the Trasks and the Hamiltons, and their interwoven stories. The novel was originally addressed to Steinbeck's young sons, Thom and John (then 6½ and 4½ respectively). Steinbeck wanted to describe the Salinas Valley for them in detail: the sights, sounds, smells, and colors.
Cannery Row

Cannery Row

by John Steinbeck

Cannery Row is the waterfront street in the New Monterey section of Monterey, California, USA. It is the site of a number of now-defunct sardine canning factories. The street name, formerly a nickname for Ocean View Avenue, became official in January 1958 to honor John Steinbeck and his famous novel Cannery Row.
The Moon Is Down

The Moon Is Down

by John Steinbeck

In this masterful tale set in Norway during World War II, Steinbeck explores the effects of invasion on both the conquered and the conquerors. As he delves into the emotions of the German commander and the Norwegian traitor, and depicts the spirited patriotism of the Norwegian underground, Steinbeck uncovers profound, often unsettling truths about war—and about human nature. Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s self-described “celebration of the durability of democracy”... Read more
The Pearl

The Pearl

by John Steinbeck

Like his father and grandfather before him, Kino is a poor diver, gathering pearls from the gulf beds that once brought great wealth to the Kings of Spain and now provide Kino, Juana, and their infant son with meager subsistence. Then, on a day like any other, Kino emerges from the sea with a pearl as large as a sea gull's egg, as "perfect as the moon." With the pearl comes hope, the promise of comfort and of security . . . A story of classic simplicity, based on a Mexican folk tale, The... Read more
The Winter Of Our Discontent

The Winter Of Our Discontent

by John Steinbeck

The Winter of Our Discontent published in 1961, is John Steinbeck's last novel. The title is a reference to the line "Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this son [or sun] of York," from William Shakespeare's Richard III.
Travels With Charley

Travels With Charley

by John Steinbeck

Travels with Charley: In Search of America is a travelogue by American author John Steinbeck. It documents the road trip he took with his French standard poodle Charley around the United States, in 1960. He wrote that he was moved by a desire to see his country on a personal level, since he made his living writing about it.
Sweet Thursday

Sweet Thursday

by John Steinbeck

Sweet Thursday is a 1954 novel by John Steinbeck. It is a sequel to Cannery Row and set in the years after the end of World War II. According to the author, "Sweet Thursday" is the day after Lousy Wednesday and the day before Waiting Friday.
The Wayward Bus

The Wayward Bus

by John Steinbeck

Today, nearly forty years after his death, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck remains one of America's greatest writers and cultural figures. Over the next year, his many works, beginning with the six shown here, will be published as black-spine Penguin Classics for the first time and will feature eye-catching, newly commissioned art.Of this initial group of six titles, The Wayward Bus is in a new edition. An imaginative and unsentimental chronicle of a bus traveling California's back roads. This... Read more
Tortilla Flat

Tortilla Flat

by John Steinbeck

Tortilla Flat (1935) is an early Steinbeck novel set in Monterey, California. The book portrays with great sympathy and humour a group of paisanos (fellows/countrymen), denouncing society by enjoying life and wine in the idyllic days after the end of the Great War and preceding U.S. prohibition. Tortilla Flat was made into a film in 1942. Steinbeck would later return to the some of the panhandling locals of Monterey (though not the Spanish paisanos of the Flat) in his novel Cannery Row (1945).
The Red Pony

The Red Pony

by John Steinbeck

"The Red Pony" is an episodic novella written by American writer John Steinbeck in 1933. The first three chapters were published in magazines from 1933–1936, and the full book was published in 1937 by Viking Penguin. The stories in the book are tales of a boy named Jody Tiflin. The book has four different stories about Jody and his life on his father's California ranch.
A Russian Journal

A Russian Journal

by John Steinbeck

A Russian Journal was written by John Steinbeck and illustrated by photographer Robert Capa as the two traveled through the bloc countries of the Soviet Union during the early years of the Cold War era, shortly after the Iron Curtain fell across Eastern Europe. The journey, intended for a report with the New York Herald Tribune, recorded the grim realities of factory workers, government clerks, and peasants of the region (from Moscow and Stalingrad – now Volgograd – to the countryside of the Ukraine... Read more
The Long Valley

The Long Valley

by John Steinbeck

First published in 1938, this volume of stories collected with the encouragement of his longtime editor Pascal Covici serves as a wonderful introduction to the work of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck. Set in the beautiful Salinas Valley of California, where simple people farm the land and struggle to find a place for themselves in the world, these stories reflect Steinbeck’s characteristic interests: the tensions between town and country, laborers and owners, past and present. Included here... Read more
America and Americans

America and Americans

by John Steinbeck

This is a unique selection of nonfiction work by the quintessential American writer.
The Log From the Sea Of Cortez

The Log From the Sea Of Cortez

by John Steinbeck

Ed Ricketts was the inspiration for the character "Doc" in Steinbeck's novels _Cannery Row and _Sweet Thursday.
The Short Novels Of John Steinbeck

The Short Novels Of John Steinbeck

by John Steinbeck

Collected here for the first time in a deluxe paperback volume are six of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s most widely read and beloved short novels—Tortilla Flat, The Red Pony, Of Mice and Men, The Moon Is Down, Cannery Row and The Pearl. From Steinbeck’s tale of commitment, loneliness, and hope in Of Mice and Men, to his tough yet charming portrait of people on the margins of Monterey society in Cannery Row, to The Pearl’s mythic examination of the fallacy of the... Read more
The Pastures Of Heaven

The Pastures Of Heaven

by John Steinbeck

The Pastures of Heaven is a novel by John Steinbeck, first published in 1932, consisting of twelve interconnected stories about a valley in Monterey, California, which was discovered by a Spanish corporal while chasing runaway Indian slaves. Enchanted by the valley's natural beauty, the corporal names it Las Pasturas del Cielo or "The Pastures of Heaven.
Cup Of Gold

Cup Of Gold

by John Steinbeck

A STANDOUT in the Steinbeck canon, Cup of Gold is edgy and adventurous, brash and distrustful of society, and sure to add a new dimension to the common perception of this all-American writer. Steinbeck's first novel and sole work of historical fiction contains themes that resonate throughout the author's prodigious body of work. From the mid-1650s through the 1660s, Henry Morgan, a pirate and outlaw of legendary viciousness, ruled the Spanish Main. He ravaged the coasts of Cuba and America, striking... Read more
To a God Unknown

To a God Unknown

by John Steinbeck

To a God Unknown is a novel by John Steinbeck, first published in 1933. The book was Steinbeck's second novel (after his unsuccessful Cup of Gold), the title taken from a hymn excerpt of the Rig Veda's Book X. Steinbeck found To a God Unknown extremely difficult to write; taking him roughly five years to complete, the novella proved more time-consuming than either East of Eden or The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck's longest novels.
The Short Reign Of Pippin IV

The Short Reign Of Pippin IV

by John Steinbeck

In his only work of political satire, The Short Reign of Pippin IV, John Steinbeck turns the French Revolution upside down as amateur astronomer Pippin Héristal is drafted to rule the unruly French. Steinbeck creates around the infamous Pippin the most hilarious royal court ever: Pippin’s wife, Queen Marie, who “might have taken her place at the bar of a very good restaurant”; his uncle, a man of dubious virtue; his glamour-struck daughter and her beau, the son of the so-called... Read more
In Dubious Battle

In Dubious Battle

by John Steinbeck

In Dubious Battle is a novel by John Steinbeck, written in 1936. The central figure of the story is an activist for "the Party" (the American Communist Party, although it is never specifically named in the novel) who is organizing a major strike by the workers, seeking thus to attract followers to his cause. In Steinbeck's obituary, the New York Times said that "Although the writer's sympathies were clearly with the strikers...
The Forgotten Village

The Forgotten Village

by John Steinbeck

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The Acts Of King Arthur and His Noble Knights

The Acts Of King Arthur and His Noble Knights

by Steinbeck, John

Steinbeck seeks to update the rich legends of King Arthur in his adaptation titled The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights.
The tale begins with the birth of Arthur, heir to the throne, and son of Uther Pendragon, and follows him through the quests that made him legend.
The Steinbeck Omnibus

The Steinbeck Omnibus

by Steinbeck, John

Tortilla Flat

Tortilla Flat

by Steinbeck, John

first edition. NY, Covici Friede, 1935, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover. His breakthrough novel that follows the antics of Monterey's paisanos, this surface story is an allegory based on the Knights of the Round Table, this is an unrecorded Review Copy with the Covici Friede review slip tipped to the front free endpaper which prints the publication date as May 28, 1935 and shows the published price as $2.50, very scarce thus, the trade edition was comprised of 4,000 copies,... Read more
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$10,000.00
The Pearl

The Pearl

by Steinbeck, John

New York, NY: Bantam Books. Fair with No dust jacket as issued. 1983. Mass Market Paperback. Ex-Library; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 118 pages; Soft Cover Paperback, No Dust Jacket, Book Shows Wear, Ex School markings ; BX126 .
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$9.26
The Winter Of Our Discontent

The Winter Of Our Discontent

by Steinbeck, John

New York, New York, U. S. A.: Viking Press, 1961. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Statement "First Published In 1961 By The Viking Press, Inc." On Copyright Page. Hinges Cracked. Light Wear At The Spine Tips. Bound In Blue With Gray Spine. Title In Black On A Blue Field And Author In Black. Top Edges Dyed Yellow.
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$9.99
The Short Reign of Pippin IV

The Short Reign of Pippin IV

by John Steinbeck

Hardcover with dust jacket, published by Viking, 1957. This is the 1957 Book Club Edition. Classic dust jacket illustration by William Pene Du Bois. Dusty rose colored boards with a diamond pattern, over mustard yellow cloth covered spine. Author name and title in red on the spine. Lettering on the spine is not rubbed or worn. The binding is tight and square. There's age tanning to the top text edge. Very little wear to the edges of the boards. No former ownership marks, no writing on the text pages.... Read more
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$10.00
Cup of Gold

Cup of Gold

by Steinbeck, John

Robert M. McBride & Co, New York, 1929 First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Published, August, 1929" printed on the copyright page. This ORIGINAL sophisticated First Issue dustjacket is rich in color and has the $2.50 printed price present on the front flap. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's yellow cloth with black lettering. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in... Read more
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$35,000.00
Short Reign of Pippin IV A Fabrication

Short Reign of Pippin IV A Fabrication

by Steinbeck, John

Penguin Books. Very Good+. 1977. Paperback. 0140042903 . A Mass Market Paperback in Very Good+ condition. Squared, tightly bound, a clean & unmarked text with age tanning. "Steinbeck's only work of political satire turns the French Revolution upside down, creating the hilarious characters of the motley royal court of King Pippin." ; 7.2 X 4.1 X 0.4 inches; 176 pages .
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CA$12.95
Of Mice and Men .

Of Mice and Men .

by Steinbeck, John

New York: The Limited Editions Club. , 1970. Limited edition, #171 of 1500 copies. . Hardcover, quarter brown leather over blue cloth boards, blind spine title, slipcase. . Very good, spine has dark spottting, otherwise tight and clean in a very good slipcase. . 4to.. Signed by the the artist on the colophon. Illustrated by Fletcher Martin.
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$55.00
Tortilla Flat

Tortilla Flat

by Steinbeck, John:

1949.. Stockhom-London, Zephyr Books the Continental Book Company AB, Illustrationen , 192 Seiten. Softcover/Paperback Vol. 7 from "Zephyr Books - a library of British and American Authors" abgegriffen, abgerieben, verschmutzt, Kanten und Ecken bestossen, schiefgelesen, Seiten gebräunt, wellig, fleckig, Schutzumschlag abgegriffen, verschmutzt, gebräunt, eingerissen, randlädiert, mittlerer Zustand, in englischer Sprache Bücher
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€7.15
Cannery Row: The History of Old Ocean View Avenue

Cannery Row: The History of Old Ocean View Avenue

by Hemp, Michael Kenneth

History Company: Monterey, CA, 1987-02-01. Paperback. Very Good. Signed by Author. The History Company [Published Date: 1986]. Soft cover, 128 pp. Stated First Edition, (with full number line). Signed by Michael K. Hemp on front free end paper. In very good condition. Glossy red pictorial paper covers have light bumping to edges and corners and light overall scuffing with a bit of the color scuffed off along edges and spine. Binding tight. Pages clean and unmarked. NOT Ex-Library. NO remainder marks.... Read more
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$8.25
Cannery Row

Cannery Row

by Steinbeck, John

The Viking Press, New York, 1945 First Edition. This copy is AUTHENTICALLY INSCRIBED and SIGNED by John Steinbeck. Beware of forgeries, see our website. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has light wear to the spine and edges. The book is bound in the publisher's yellow cloth with light wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy SIGNED by the author housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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$3,500.00
The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

by John Steinbeck

Early paperback edition of "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck. 1946 2nd Printing (stated); Bantam Books; New York. Complete and unabridged. The "Battle Hymn of the Republic" is printed on both the front and back end papers.THE GRAPES OF WRATHFirst published in 1939, Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads—driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the... Read more
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$32.00
The Pearl

The Pearl

by John Steinbeck

1956; Bantam, New York, NY; Fifth Printing, VG+ Mass Market Paperback. "The Pearl is an enduring and classic fable of a fisherman who found a pearl beyond price. With the pearl, he hoped to buy peace and happiness for his impoverished family." 118 pp. mild cover wear, sticker on front. COLLECTIBLE! BOOKS IN TIME -- Hard to Find, Rare, Collectible & Out-of-Print Books for Less!
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$7.00
The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

by John Steinbeck

London: William Heinemann, 1939. First British Edition. Rose dust jacket in very good condition with some wear especially at spine extremities, rubbing, price clipped, tape repairs on verso, creasing and darkening of rear cover. Blue cloth over boards, crisp gilt titling on spine, spine edges a little worn, top edges slightly darkened, Australian bookseller label on pink front paste-down endpaper, foxing, slight musty odor, otherwise in very good condition. (Goldstone & Payne A12b) John Ernst Steinbeck,... Read more
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$250.00
The Pearl (Bantam 131)

The Pearl (Bantam 131)

by Steinbeck, John

New York: Bantam Books, 1947. 1st Printing. 1st Printing. Good. First paperback printing. Pages toned, light edge wear. 1947 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 118, [4] pp. Story of a fisherman who finds an enormous pearl which transforms his life for good and ill.
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$8.00
Cup of Gold

Cup of Gold

by Steinbeck, John

first edition. NY, Robert M. McBride, 1929, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. Author's First Book, first issue with top edge stained and with the final black leaf present, with the rare colorful pirate dust jacket illustrated by Mahlon Blaine, one of only 1,537 copies, published when Steinbeck was 27 years old and just two weeks before the 1929 stock market crash, a historical novel about the pirate Henry Morgan rendered in a purple prose manner quite unlike his realistic descriptive... Read more
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$15,000.00
The Forgotten Village

The Forgotten Village

by John Steinbeck

Book League, 1941. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. 2nd printing before publication. With 136 photographs by Rosa Harvan Kline and Alexander Hackensmid from the film of the same name. Dust jacket mildly chipped.
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$55.00
The Pastures of Heaven

The Pastures of Heaven

by Steinbeck, John

NY, Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1932, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. His second book, Goldstone & Payne A2a, Morrow 14, this first edition is one of only 1,650 copies actually bound (from a print-run of 2,500 sets of sheets), only a paltry 650 copies were actually sold, this was his first book with what could be called the Steinbeck "sound," the book is comprised of inter-related stories set in a valley that came to represent Steinbeck Country, in these stories something is not... Read more
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$5,000.00
The Wayward Bus

The Wayward Bus

by Steinbeck, John

The Viking Press, New York, 1947 First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful dustjacket that is vibrant in color with NO chips or tears. This original First Issue dustjacket has the $2.75 printed price present on the front flap with light wear to the edges. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with slight wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in... Read more
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$1,750.00
A Letter From John Steinbeck Explaining Why He Could Not Write An Introduction For This Book

A Letter From John Steinbeck Explaining Why He Could Not Write An Introduction For This Book

by Steinbeck, John

first edition. n.p. (NY), Random House, 1964, first edition, wrappers. Softcover. A separate printing of this non-introduction that was in fact used as an introduction to a book by Ted Patrick entitled The Thinking Dog's Man, Steinbeck and Patrick were well-acquainted as he was the editor of "Holiday" magazine which often published Steinbeck, this promotional item a collection stopper, it is extremely scarce and seldom comes on the market, Goldstone & Payne A41a, Morrow 270. Vertical... Read more
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$2,500.00
OF MICE AND MEN

OF MICE AND MEN

by Steinbeck, John

New York: Covici Friede, 1937. First Edition; 2nd State. Hardcover. Book condition is Very Good in original boards. Lean to spine. Bookplate and "Meadow Ridge Library" ink stamp to front end page. One-inch tear to paper at rear gutter. Text is clean and unmarked. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall.
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$250.00
How Edith McGillcuddy Met R. L. S

How Edith McGillcuddy Met R. L. S

by Steinbeck, John

first edition. Cleveland, The Rowfant Club, 1943, first edition. No. 116 of 152 numbered copies, printed at the Grabhorn Press, black buckram spine with red and gray floral pattern boards, Goldstone & Payne A20a, Morrow 169, this was Henry F. Pope's copy, Pope was a long-time Rowfant Club member who died in 1950, his Rowfant Club books were given back to the club, this copy was acquired via a Rowfant Club auction, lacking its glassine jacket, as usual. Very nearly fine.
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$1,500.00
GRAPES OF WRATH

GRAPES OF WRATH

by Steinbeck John

New York: The Viking Press, 1939. First Edition. 8vo, publisher’s original pictorially decorated tan cloth in original first issue dustjacket, with price and "First Edition" statement both present. (vi), 619 pp. A handsome, bright and clean copy, the dustjacket whole and without tears, light evidence of shelving over time, the backstrip of the dustjacket just a touch mellowed by age, clean and bright internally, solid and very well preserved. AN IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION AND PERHAPS THE... Read more
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$7,535.00
To A God Unknown

To A God Unknown

by Steinbeck, John

first edition. NY, Robert O. Ballou, 1933, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. First issue of his third book, one of only 598 copies actually bound and sold, Goldstone & Payne A3a, Morrow 22, endpapers, title page vignette, and dust jacket illustrated by Mahlon Blaine, this book is Steinbeck at his most powerful and his most mystical. Black top edge stain still very black, book cloth somewhat mottled, jacket with one short tear, this is a very pleasing and attractive copy of a very scarce book.
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$6,500.00
Once There Was a War

Once There Was a War

by John Steinbeck

Mandarin, 1990. Paperback. Fair. Former library book. Slight signs of wear on the cover. Soiling on the side. Ammareal gives back up to 15% of this book's net price to charity organizations.
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$31.34
In Dubious Battle

In Dubious Battle

by John Steinbeck

In Dubious Battle - John Steinbeck (1940 Hardcover Reprint w/ Facsimile DJ) Social Protest Political Upheaval Communism Migrant Workers
Copyright 1936, published and reprinted in 1940 by The Sun Dial Press (NY). Facsimile dust jacket in protective mylar cover. Hardcover is worn-through along the front bottom edges, corners, and spine head where there is a split. Hardcover also shows wear along the edges and hinges. Wear along the bottom-edge of the textblock. Hard crease at the title page and throughout... Read more
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$99.99