The Grapes of Wrath (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)

by John Steinbeck | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0140281622 Global Overview for this book
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First published in 1939. "The Grapes of Wrath" is a landmark of American literature. This Pulizer Prize - winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930's and tells the story of one Oklahona farm family, the Joads - driven from their homestead by the "land companies" and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. A protrait of conflict between the powerful and the powerless, the novel captures the horrors of the Depression and probes the very nature of equality in America.

"It is Steinbeck's best novel, ie., his toughest and tenderest, his roughest written and most mellifluous, his most realistic and, in its ending, his most melodramitic, his angriest and most idyllic. It is great in the way the "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was great. One of the most impassioned and exciting books of the year." - Time

"One comes away moved, indignant, protesting, pitying. A fiery document of protest and compassion, as a story that had to be told, as a book that must be read." - Louis Kronenberger, The Nation

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