John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath

John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath

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Steinbeck’s ambitious magnum opus tells the story of the Joad family, who are compelled to travel West to California in search of a better life. Drought and deprivation in Oklahoma’s Dust Bowl are driving so many unwilling ‘Okie’ migrants to the ‘promised land’. After the Joads’ land becomes untenable, they follow suit, in pursuit of work, acres, self-respect and security for future generations. The Grapes of Wrath betrays a world of pipe dreams, poverty, degradation and inhumanity mingled with survival and courage. Written with profound feeling, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel is an epic birds eye view of a particular point in American history and a triumphant telling of the dispossessed experience. This copy was published by Penguin in 1976.

Title: The Grapes of Wrath

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

Year Printed: 1976

Binding: Paperback

Condition: Fair

Comments: As this is a vintage book, there is some damage to the spine. There is also some bending of pages on the bottom of the right hand side. There is some damage to the front cover in the right hand corner, and some minor damage to the back cover on the bottom left hand side.


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