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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 about this item
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 about this item
East Of Eden

East Of Eden

by John Steinbeck

East of Eden is a novel by John Steinbeck, published in 1952. It tells the multi-generational story of two families, the Hamiltons and the Trasks, in California's Salinas Valley. The novel explores themes of good and evil, love and hate, and the human capacity for both. It also delves into the nature of family dynamics, inheritance, and the American dream. The characters are complex and nuanced, and the novel's narrative structure allows for a deep exploration of their motivations and emotions. East of... Read more about this item
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 about this item
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 about this item
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 about this item
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 about this item
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 about this item
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 about this item
America and Americans

America and Americans

by John Steinbeck

This is a unique selection of nonfiction work by the quintessential American writer.
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 about this item
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.
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 about this item
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

John Steinbeck Books & Ephemera

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

East of Eden

East of Eden

by John Steinbeck

Paperback / softback. New.
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$24.55
The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

by John Steinbeck

Tiny red dot on the top edge; no other markings, and looks in near new condition otherwise. Deckle edge.
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$11.49
East of Eden

East of Eden

by John Steinbeck

Paperback / softback. New. Follows the intertwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and the Hamiltons - whose generations hopelessly re-enact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel.
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$14.43
Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

by John Steinbeck

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018. Paperback. Good. Pages can have notes/highlighting. Spine may show signs of wear. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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$8.46
The Moon is Down

The Moon is Down

by Steinbeck, John

New York: P. F. Collier and Son, 1942 188pp. Tips and spine ends are bumped and rubbed. Page edges have very light foxing. Front and rear pastedowns are toning along the edges. Text is unmarked. . Reprint. Hardcover. Good Plus/No Dust Jacket.
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$14.95
The Intricate Music: A Biography of John Steinbeck

The Intricate Music: A Biography of John Steinbeck

by Kiernan, Thomas

Little, Brown, and Company, 1979. Very Good with dustjacket 1979 dustjacket chipped on edges. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good.
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$15.00
The Grapes Of Wrath

The Grapes Of Wrath

by John Steinbeck

Heinemann, 1944. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1944. Reprint. 416 pages. No dust jacket. Blue cloth. Pages are moderately tanned and foxed throughout. Binding is weak. Pen inscription to front pastedown. Pencil inscription to front endpaper. Boards have moderate edge-wear with bumping to corners and rubbing to surfaces. Spine has crushing to both ends. Spine is heavily tanned. Book has forward lean. Black and white staining present.
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$5.65
Burning Bright

Burning Bright

by Steinbeck, John

Hardback. Very Good.
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$2.15
CUP OF GOLD: A Life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer

CUP OF GOLD: A Life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer

by Steinbeck, John

Covici; Friede Publishers, 1936. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 2nd Edition. Navy blue cloth boards with embossed sailing ship on cover and decorative gilt spine. Inscription on end paper, interior pages lightly age toned with no other marks or writings, binding tight and sound. Light soiling to covers, light wear to spine ends and corners. Images upon request! 269 pp Z2
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$32.79$24.59
Grapes of Wrath

Grapes of Wrath

by John Steinbeck

New York: The Viking Press, 1939. First Book Club Edition. First book club edition. Measuring approximately 8.5" x 5.75" with 473 numbered pages. This book is in very good plus condition. Moderate bumping to both ends of spine. Minor sunning to both ends of spine. Minor staining and scuffing to bottom and top edges of textblock. Interior pages are bright and clean. Dust jacket is in good condition. Moderate bumping to both ends of spine. Minor staining to both panels. Moderate sunning around all... Read more about this item
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$75.00
The short reign of Pippin IV

The short reign of Pippin IV

by John Steinbeck

DW. Not price clipped. DW spotted with foxing otherwise clean and tight
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$35.00
WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT

WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT

by STEINBECK, John

London: Heinemann, 1961. First UK Edition. 8vo. pp.366. Original purple cloth titled in gilt cloth hardcover in pictorial price clipped dust wrapper. Some toning but a very good copy.
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$61.08
The Long Valley

The Long Valley

by Steinbeck, John

Paperback. Very Good.
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$5.10
Viva Zapata!: The Original Screenplay

Viva Zapata!: The Original Screenplay

by Steinbeck, John

Paperback. Very Good.
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$9.84
The Grapes of Wrath  50th Anniversary Edition

The Grapes of Wrath 50th Anniversary Edition

by Steinbeck, John

New York: Viking Adult. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1989. 50th Anniversary Edition; Second Printing. Hardcover. 0670826383 . 9.20 X 6.80 X 2 inches; 640 pages .
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$17.95
East Of Eden

East Of Eden

by John Steinbeck

Penguin Classics, 2014. Paperback. Very Good. East Of Eden by John Steinbeck. Penguin Classics, 2014. Paperback, 714 pp. Very Good
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$111.00
The Red Pony

The Red Pony

by Steinbeck, John

NY: Bantam. NF. 1948. 1st Printing. Paperback. Bantam #402, 1948. First Bantam edition. Near fine condition. Tiny rub s to the book's spine tips and corners. Mild dust soiling to the rear wrapper. Tanning to the page margins. This is a movie tie-in featuring Robert Mitchum and Myrna Loy on the front wrapper. .
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$15.00
The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

by John Steinbeck

Paperback / softback. New. Features an epic of the Joad family, forced to travel west from Dust Bowl era Oklahoma in search of the promised land of California.
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$14.43
Of Mice and Men (Pearson English Graded Readers)

Of Mice and Men (Pearson English Graded Readers)

by Steinbeck, John

Paperback. Very Good.
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$1.57
Of Mice & Men

Of Mice & Men

by Steinbeck, John

NY: Covici Friede Inc.. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. 1937. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Publisher's cloth. The first edition first state with the bullet between the 8s on p. 88 and the word pendula on p. 9. The cloth is lightly stained. Bookplate to fep. Foxing primarily at endpages; some darkening to block edge. Mesh showing at front hinge but hinge is strong. The DJ in mylar is toned with losses to spine ends and points, rubbed joints. Flap price $2.00. ; 8vo 8" - 9"... Read more about this item
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$1,499.99
The Wayward Bus

The Wayward Bus

by Steinbeck, John

New York: The Viking Press, 1947. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. [10], 3-312 pp. Pink cloth with gold lettering on the front board and spine. Price of $2.75 on front flap of jacket. Goldstone & Payne A23, variant 2. Two small (partial) tape ghosts to front and rear pastedowns, a few owner's markings to the free front endpaper; minor edge wear to the dust jacket.
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$110.00
The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

by Steinbeck, John

New York: The Viking Press, 1939. First Edition. Very good in illustrated beige cloth covered boards with brown text on the spine, line drawings in brown on the front and rear boards and with illustrated end sheets. The top edge of the text block is stained a pale yellow, but is dust stained. The lower 1/4 inch of the edges of the spine and boards are soiled and the fore edge of the text block shows a number of small foxing stains. The dust jacket is the original first edition jacket with both the... Read more about this item
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$800.00
The Pearl: Originial Poster for the Bantam Books Paperback Movie Tie-In Edition

The Pearl: Originial Poster for the Bantam Books Paperback Movie Tie-In Edition

by STEINBECK, John

New York: Bantam Books, 1948. Unbound. Fine. Color poster for the first Bantam Books paperback edition issued to coincide with the release of the motion picture starring Pedro Armendáriz and María Elena Marqués. Approximately 22" x 28". About fine. Boldly printed, the poster reproduces the front wrap of the paperback against a background of images of Armendáriz and Marqués from the film. Very uncommon.
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$600.00
Cannery Row

Cannery Row

by Steinbeck, John

London: Heinemann. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1946. First Edition. Hardcover. Yellow/orange cloth titled in black. First UK edition. Trace rubbing to edges; block edge lightly foxed; hint of soil to boards. Erasure to ffep. The DJ in mylar is chipped, slightly edgeworn, toned to edges/rear panel, with few small spots. Eight reviews to rear panel. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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$199.99