The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2001-04-26
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780141915036

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Shocking and controversial when it was first published in 1939, Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning epic remains his undisputed masterpiece. Set against the background of dust bowl Oklahoma and Californian migrant life, it tells of the Joad family, who, like thousands of others, are forced to travel West in search of the promised land. Their story is one of false hopes, thwarted desires and broken dreams, yet out of their suffering Steinbeck created a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision; an eloquent tribute to the endurance and dignity of the human spirit.

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2006-03-28
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0143039431

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized—and sometimes outraged—millions of readers. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read A Penguin Classic First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s 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. This Penguin Classics edition contains an introduction and notes by Steinbeck scholar Robert Demott. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,800 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

On Reading The Grapes of Wrath

On Reading The Grapes of Wrath
Author: Susan Shillinglaw
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-02-19
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780698146099

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In this compelling biography of a book, Susan Shillinglaw delves into John Steinbeck's classic to explore the cultural, social, political, scientific, and creative impact of The Grapes of Wrath upon first publication, as well as its enduring legacy. First published in April 1939, Steinbeck's National Book Award-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. The story of their struggle remains eerily relevant in today's America and stands as a portrait of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless, "in the souls of the people."

The Stricklands

The Stricklands
Author: Edwin Lanham
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2002
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0806134194

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In The Stricklands, Edwin Lanham tells the story of two brothers, tenant farmers who faced losing their land in 1930s Oklahoma. One brother turns to stealing; the other struggles to unite whites and blacks against the exploitative landowners. Originally published in 1939, this novel provides insight into rural life in Depression-era Oklahoma. A new foreword by Lawrence Rodgers sets Lanham’s novel in its historical, regional, and literary context.

Whose Names Are Unknown

Whose Names Are Unknown
Author: Sanora Babb
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2012-11-20
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780806180786

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Sanora Babb’s long-hidden novel Whose Names Are Unknown tells of the High Plains farmers who fled drought and dust storms during the Great Depression. Written with empathy for the farmers’ plight, this powerful narrative is based upon the author’s firsthand experience. Babb submitted the manuscript for this book to Random House for consideration in 1939. Editor Bennett Cerf planned to publish this “exceptionally fine” novel but when John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath swept the nation, Cerf explained that the market could not support two books on the subject.

Grapes of wrath

Grapes of wrath
Author: Boyd Cable
Publsiher: Litres
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2021-12-02
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9785040649013

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"Grapes of wrath" by Boyd Cable. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Great Writers of the English Language

Great Writers of the English Language
Author: GREAT.,Mark Twain,F. SCOTT. FITZGERALD,JOHN. STEINBECK,ERNEST. HEMINGWAY
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 104
Release: 1989
Genre: American literature
ISBN: 1854350072

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An illustrated overview of the life and works of a selected number of important writers in the English language from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 928
Release: 2009-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9789042026834

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The Grapes of Wrath: A Re-Consideration is a collection of essays compiled by Steinbeck bibliographer, Michael J. Meyer, in celebration of the novel's seventieth anniversary. Following the pattern of previous books in the Dialogue series, this study presents analyses by senior Steinbeck scholars and also introduces several new voices. Issues addressed include accusations about the novel's sentimentality, speculations about its status as a work of naturalism, and questions about its experimental structure. In addition, the language and imagery of the novel, its religious overtones, and its reputation as a radical work of art are revisited with fresh insights. Because The Grapes of Wrath holds iconic stature as an American masterpiece, both scholarly and lay readers will welcome this two volume set since it includes many new avenues of approach that will encourage greater insights, deeper understandings, and further explorations of the complexities of Steinbeck’s achievements in this classic work of art.

John Steinbeck s The Grapes of Wrath

John Steinbeck s The Grapes of Wrath
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Total Pages: 143
Release: 1991
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 0822204754

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Presents the drama version of Steinbeck's story of the Joad family's struggle for survival during the Depression.

The Harvest Gypsies

The Harvest Gypsies
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher: Heyday.ORIM
Total Pages: 82
Release: 2017-05-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781597143424

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A collection of newspaper articles about Dust Bowl migrants in California’s Central Valley by the author of The Grapes of Wrath, accompanied by photos. Three years before his triumphant novel The Grapes of Wrath—a fictional portrayal of a Depression-era family fleeing Oklahoma during a disastrous period of drought and dust storms—John Steinbeck wrote seven articles for the San Francisco News about these history-making events and the hundreds of thousands who made their way west to work as farm laborers. With the inquisitiveness of an investigative reporter and the emotional power of a novelist in his prime, Steinbeck toured the squatters’ camps and Hoovervilles of rural California. The Harvest Gypsies gives us an eyewitness account of the horrendous Dust Bowl migration, and provides the factual foundation for Steinbeck’s masterpiece. Included are twenty-two photographs by Dorothea Lange and others, many of which accompanied Steinbeck’s original articles. '”Steinbeck’s potent blend of empathy and moral outrage was perfectly matched by the photographs of Dorothea Lange, who had caught the whole saga with her camera—the tents, the jalopies, the bindlestiffs, the pathos and courage of uprooted mothers and children.”—San Francisco Review of Books “Steinbeck’s journalism shares the enduring quality of his famous novel…Certain to engage students of both American literature and labor history.”—Publishers Weekly

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher: Good Press
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2021-08-30
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: EAN:4064066355319

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"Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

A Survey on John Steinbeck s The Grapes of Wrath

A Survey on John Steinbeck s  The Grapes of Wrath
Author: Bernd Steiner
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2007-11
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9783638844598

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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, Catholic University Eichstatt-Ingolstadt, course: Novel and Film (HS), 11 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This paper deals with John Steinbeck's groundbreaking, Nobel Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath (1939). Causing a public uproar at the time of its publication, it arguably marks the pinnacle of Steinbeck's work and is widely regarded as one of the great classics of American literature. At first, some background information concerning the making and reception of The Grapes of Wrath is presented. This is followed by a closer analysis of the novel with regard to such crucial aspects as setting, structure, characters, themes and symbolism. The paper concludes with a brief discussion of whether the novel lends itself to a film adaptation and how famous director John Ford handled the subject in his critically acclaimed film version from the year 1940.

Mercy Among the Children

Mercy Among the Children
Author: David Adams Richards
Publsiher: Anchor Canada
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-07-27
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780307373816

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Mercy Among the Children received effusive praise from the critics, was nominated for a Governor General’s Award and won the Giller Prize. It was named one of 2000’s best books, became a national bestseller in hardcover for months, and would be published in the US and UK. It is seen, however, as being at odds with literary fashion for concerning itself with good and evil and the human freedom to choose between them — an approach that puts Richards, as Maclean’s magazine says, firmly in the tradition of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. Author Wayne Johnston recounts hearing Richards read in 1983 and being struck by his unqualified love for every one of his characters, even though “it was not then fashionable to love your characters”. Pottersfield Portfolio editor Tony Tremblay calls Richards the most misunderstood Canadian writer of the century, and a “great moralist”, comparing him to Morley Callaghan, Kafka and Melville. As a boy, Sydney Henderson thinks he has killed Connie Devlin when he pushes him from a roof for stealing his sandwich. He vows to God he will never again harm another if Connie survives. Connie walks away, laughing, and Sydney embarks upon a life of self-immolating goodness. In spite of having educated himself with such classics as Tolstoy and Marcus Aurelius, he is not taken seriously enough to enter university because of his background of dire poverty and abuse, which leads everyone to expect the worst of him. His saintly generosity of spirit is treated with suspicion and contempt, especially when he manages to win the love of beautiful Elly. Unwilling to harm another in thought or deed, or to defend himself against false accusations, he is exploited and tormented by others in this rural community, and finally implicated in the death of a 19-year-old boy. Lyle Henderson knows his father is innocent, but is angry that the family has been ridiculed for years, and that his mother and sister suffer for it. He feels betrayed by his father’s passivity in the face of one blow after another, and unable to accept his belief in long-term salvation. Unlike his father, he cannot believe that evil will be punished in the end. While his father turns the other cheek, Lyle decides the right way is in fighting, and embarks on a morally empty life of stealing, drinking and violence. A compassionate, powerful story of humanity confronting inhumanity, it is a culmination of Richards’ last seven books, beginning with Road to the Stilt House. It takes place in New Brunswick’s Miramichi Valley, like all of his novels so far, which has led some urban critics to misjudge his work as regional — a criticism leveled at Thomas Hardy, Joseph Conrad and Emily Bronte in their own day. Like his literary heroes, Richards aims to evoke universal human struggles through his depiction of the events of a small, rural place, where one person’s actions impact inevitably on others in a tragic web of interconnectedness. The setting is extremely important in Richards’ work, “because the characters come from the soil”; but as British Columbia author Jack Hodgins once told Richards, “every character you talk about is a character I've met here in Campbell River”.

The Short Novels of John Steinbeck

The Short Novels of John Steinbeck
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2009-07-08
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781101138878

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A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Steinbeck's brilliant short novels Collected here for the first time in a deluxe paperback volume are six of John Steinbeck's most widely read and beloved novels. From the tale of commitment, loneliness and hope in Of Mice and Men, to the tough yet charming portrait of people on the margins of society in Cannery Row, to The Pearl's examination of the fallacy of the American dream, Steinbeck stories of realism, that were imbued with energy and resilience. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Chrysanthemums

The Chrysanthemums
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher: Perfection Learning
Total Pages: 33
Release: 1979
Genre: Salinas River Valley (Calif.)
ISBN: UOM:39015018527880

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John Steinbeck [RL 7 IL 7-12] A woman shares her prize flowers with a dishonest vagrant and the results are shattering. Themes: vulnerability; exploitation. 34 pages. Tale Blazers.