Cover of: The Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck

About the Book

Steinbeck’s classic novel of the Great Depression is as vivid now as ever. The story focuses on a family of Oklahoma sharecroppers, farmers who work another man’s land for a share of the crops. Driven from their home by drought and poverty they take to the road in a battered old truck and make their way to California to look for work. When they arrive they find hundreds of others like them being forced to work for breadline wages. they begin working as fruit pickers, strike-breakers replacing the people who have been trying to establish a union but their consciences force them to leave.



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The Pulitzer Prize -- winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized -- and sometimes outraged -- millions of readers

At once naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, rood novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath is perhaps the most American of American classics. Although it follows the movement of thousands of men and women and the transformation of on entire nation during the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s, The Grapes of Wroth is also the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, who are driven off their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. From their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of this new America, Steinbeck creates a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision, tragic but ultimately stirring in its insistence on human dignity.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.52
Library of Congress
PS3537.T3234 G8 1992

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
619

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1701421M
Internet Archive
grapesofwrath000stei
ISBN 10
0140186409
LC Control Number
92002250
Library Thing
8488
Goodreads
439686
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