The grapes of wrath

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Penguin Books, 1992 - Fiction - 619 pages
24 Reviews
Forced from their home, the Joad family is lured to California to find work; instead they find disillusionment, exploitation, and hunger.

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Review: The Grapes of Wrath

User Review  - Linda Branch - Goodreads

I did not expect such a perfunctory ending. For five nights, two hrs nightly, I quietly lived and died by the trials and tribulations of The Joad family. And now, they're gone and I mourn their loss ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sally - Goodreads

This is Frank Galati's stage adaptation of the Steinbeck book. I prefer the original, at least for reading/listening. Read full review


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About the author (1992)

No writer is more quintessentially American than John Steinbeck. Born in 1902 in Salinas, California, Steinbeck attended Stanford University before working at a series of mostly blue-collar jobs and embarking on his literary career. Profoundly committed to social progress, he used his writing to raise issues of labor exploitation and the plight of the common man, penning some of the greatest American novels of the twentieth century and winning such prestigious awards as the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He received the Nobel Prize in 1962, "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception." Today, more than thirty years after his death, he remains one of America's greatest writers and cultural figures.

JOHN STEINBECK (19021968) was born in Salinas, California. He worked as a laborer and a journalist, and in 1935, when he published "Tortilla Flat," he achieved popular success and financial security. Steinbeck wrote more than twenty-five novels and won the Nobel Prize in 1962.
Robert DeMott is the Edwin and Ruth Kennedy Distinguished Professor at Ohio University and the author of "Steinbecks Typewriter," an award-winning book of critical essays.
Gary Scharnhorst is professor of English at the University of New Mexico. He is the editor of books by Bret Harte and John De Forest for Penguin Classics.