In Dubious Battle (Google eBook)

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Penguin, May 30, 2006 - Fiction - 304 pages
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This 1936 novel—set in the California apple country—portrays a strike by migrant workers that metamorphoses from principled defiance into blind fanaticism.

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In Dubious Battle (Penguin Classics)

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Not among the author�s best-known works, this 1936 story of a young man drawn into labor disputes between migrants workers and apple orchard landowners foreshadows the events of ... Read full review

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I really enjoyed this book. It was on the list of books for my history class and I just wrote a paper responding to it. I found the book very easy to read and the characters had a lot of depth. It's a ... Read full review

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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.

Professor of English and Director, Center for American Studies, Indiana University-purdue University at Indianapolis, Warren French has written or edited eleven books, including studies of Steinbeck, Norris, and Salinger, and "The Social Novel at the End of an Era,"

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