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The Grapes of Wrath Steinbeck S Pulitzer Prize Winning Epic Of The Great Depression Chronicles The Dust Bowl Migration Of The S And Tells The Story Of One Oklahoma Farm Family, The Joads Driven From Their Homestead And Forced To Travel West To The Promised Land Of California Out Of Their Trials And Their Repeated Collisions Against The Hard Realities Of An America Divided Into Haves And Have Nots Evolves A Drama That Is Intensely Human Yet Majestic In Its Scale And Moral Vision, Elemental Yet Plainspoken, Tragic But Ultimately Stirring In Its Human Dignity A Portrait Of The Conflict Between The Powerful And The Powerless, Of One Man S Fierce Reaction To Injustice, And Of One Woman S Stoical Strength, The Novel Captures The Horrors Of The Great Depression And Probes Into The Very Nature Of Equality And Justice In America At Once A Naturalistic Epic, Captivity Narrative, Road Novel, And Transcendental Gospel, Steinbeck S Powerful Landmark Novel Is Perhaps The Most American Of American Classics


About the Author: John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck III was an American writer He wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939 and the novella Of Mice and Men, published in 1937 In all, he wrote twenty five books, including sixteen novels, six non fiction books and several collections of short stories In 1962 Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature.Steinbeck grew up in the Salinas Valley region of California, a culturally diverse place of rich migratory and immigrant history This upbringing imparted a regionalistic flavor to his writing, giving many of his works a distinct sense of place Steinbeck moved briefly to New York City, but soon returned home to California to begin his career as a writer Most of his earlier work dealt with subjects familiar to him from his formative years An exception was his first novel Cup of Gold which concerns the pirate Henry Morgan, whose adventures had captured Steinbeck s imagination as a child.In his subsequent novels, Steinbeck found aauthentic voice by drawing upon direct memories of his life in California Later he used real historical conditions and events in the first half of 20th century America, which he had experienced first hand as a reporter Steinbeck often populated his stories with struggling characters his works examined the lives of the working class and migrant workers during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression His later body of work reflected his wide range of interests, including marine biology, politics, religion, history, and mythology One of his last published works was Travels with Charley, a travelogue of a road trip he took in 1960 to rediscover America He died in 1968 in New York of a heart attack and his ashes are interred in Salinas.Seventeen of his works, including The Grapes of Wrath 1940 , Cannery Row 1945 , The Pearl 1947 , and East of Eden 1952 , went on to become Hollywood films, and Steinbeck also achieved success as a Hollywood writer, receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Story in 1944 for Alfred Hitchcock s Lifeboat.



10 thoughts on “The Grapes of Wrath

  1. says:

    Whenever I revisit a classic I m struck by how muchI get out of it now than I did when I was 24 or 19 or, God forbid, 15 Giving a book like the Grapes of Wrath to a 15 year old serves largely to put them off fine literature for the rest of their lives The depth of understanding and compassion for the human condition as communicated by a book like this is simply unfat


  2. says:

    If you are an American you need to read The Grapes of Wrath It scares the poop out of me because, my fellow Americans, we are repeating history If live anywhere else read it as well as a guide for what not to do.In the Grapes of Wrath Mr Steinbeck tells the tale of the first great depression through the Joad family from Oklahoma, who has been displaced from their famil


  3. says:

    This is another review as I go, which helps me capture my thoughts of the moment, before I forget them One thing that strikes me in these early pages is Steinbeck s technique of focusing on things that are supposedly tangential to the main narrative of the Joad family but yet are central to their fate I m thinking of the descriptions of the natural world like that wonder


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    ENGLISH The Grapes of Wrath ITALIANOThe Great Depression, told through the journey of one of the many families of farmers fallen on hard times in the 1930s The exhausting search for work, food and a roof over the head, put a strain on human dignity, and degrade the soul, making unexpected even genuine attitudes of solidarity by those who share the same destiny But hunger a


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    And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast and his kingdom was full of darkness and they gnawed their tongues for pain Revelation 16 10 The Grapes of Wrath begins with the description of the severe drought and dust storms that deprived farmers of their livelihood and sustenance The dawn came, but no day In the gray sky a red sun appeared, a dim red ci


  6. says:

    Man made environmental catastrophe and its in human cost a study in inequality and injustice Imagine having to leave your country because it is a wasteland created by a decade of dust storms Imagine having nowhere to go, but still crossing the desert in hope of finding a future after your past was wiped out by human failure, greed and environmental carelessness Imagine not bei


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    During the bleakness of the dry, dust bowl days as the suffocating particles fall everywhere you can t breathe in your nose, eyes, clothes, food, house, the darkness at noon unable to see the Sun during a dust storm, the top soil flying away carried by the winds never to return in the Depression, when people farmers lost their homes and land to the banks incapable to repay their


  8. says:

    At 17, I bought The Grapes of Wrath, cracked it open, and, after reading a few pages, declared it BOR ING Yawn I was off to the mall with my tight abs to find some jeans that would accentuate my vacuous mind.The same copy then sat on my various book shelves ever since I ve never been able to sell it or give it away, so finally, at 42, with far looser abs and a pair of fat jeans in


  9. says:

    In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage.This book really gets my goat Those poor, dirty Joads So poor and so, so dirty After being displaced from their Oklahoma farm following the Dust Bowl storms that wreck their crops and cause them to default on their loans, the Joads find themselves a family of migrants in sear


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    Review contains a partial spoiler If you read enough reviews, you ll notice that most of the people who gave this book 1 or 2 stars had to read the book for a high school class Most of the 4 and 5 star ratings came from those who read it as adults I recommend listening to those who read it as adults Many people hate the ending, but I thought it was great Creepy Yes, but there was an i


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