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The Resource The grapes of wrath and other writings, 1936-1941, John Steinbeck

The grapes of wrath and other writings, 1936-1941, John Steinbeck

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The grapes of wrath and other writings, 1936-1941
Title
The grapes of wrath and other writings, 1936-1941
Statement of responsibility
John Steinbeck
Title variation
Grapes of wrath & other writings, 1936-1941
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Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: This second volume in The Library of America's authoritative edition of John Steinbeck features his acknowledged masterpiece, The Grapes of Wrath. Written in an incredibly compressed five-month period, the novel had an electrifying impact upon publication in 1939, unleashing a political storm with its vision of America's dispossessed struggling for survival. It continues to exert a powerful influence on American culture, and has inspired artists as diverse as John Ford, Woody Guthrie, and Bruce Springsteen. Tracing the journey of the Joad family from the dust bowl of Oklahoma to the migrant camps of California, Steinbeck creates an American epic, spacious, impassioned, and pulsating with the rhythms of living speech. The novel won the Pulitzer Prize and has since sold millions of copies worldwide. The text of The Grapes of Wrath has been newly edited based on Steinbeck's manuscript, typescript, and proofs. Many errors have been corrected and words omitted or misconstrued by his typist have been restored. In addition, The Harvest Gypsies, his 1936 investigative report on migrant workers which laid the groundwork for the novel, is included as an appendix. The Long Valley (1938) displays Steinbeck's brilliance as a writer of short stories, including such classics as The Chrysanthemums, The White Quail, Flight, and The Red Pony. Set in the Salinas Valley landscape which was Steinbeck's enduring inspiration, the stories explore moments of fear, tenderness, isolation, and violence with poetic intensity. The Log from the Sea of Cortez, an account of the 1940 marine biological expedition in which Steinbeck participated with his close friend Ed Ricketts, is a unique blend of science, philosophy, and adventure, as well as one of Steinbeck's most revealing expositions of his core beliefs. First published in 1941 as part of the collaborative volume Sea of Cortez, Steinbeck's narrative was reissued separately a decade later, augmented by the moving tribute About Ed Ricketts
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Summary
Depicts the hardships and suffering endured by the Joads as they journey from Oklahoma to California during the Depression
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Character
Award
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1940.
  • Great American Read, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
057452
Cataloging source
DLC
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1902-1968
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Steinbeck, John
Dewey number
813/.52
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
The library of America
Series volume
86
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  • Salinas River Valley (Calif.)
  • Migrant agricultural laborers
  • Migrant agricultural laborers
  • California, Gulf of (Mexico)
  • Marine invertebrates
  • Rural families
  • Depressions
  • Depressions
  • Manners and customs
  • Marine invertebrates
  • Migrant agricultural laborers
  • Migrant agricultural laborers
  • Rural families
  • Travel
  • California
  • California
  • Pacific Ocean
Target audience
adult
Label
The grapes of wrath and other writings, 1936-1941, John Steinbeck
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Notes
  • The long valley
  • The grapes of wrath
  • The log from the Sea of Cortez
  • Appendix
  • The harvest gypsies
  • Starvation under the orange trees
  • Chronology
  • Note on the texts
Control code
ocm34114059
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
1067 pages
Isbn
9781883011154
Lccn
96003725
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)34114059
Label
The grapes of wrath and other writings, 1936-1941, John Steinbeck
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Notes
  • The long valley
  • The grapes of wrath
  • The log from the Sea of Cortez
  • Appendix
  • The harvest gypsies
  • Starvation under the orange trees
  • Chronology
  • Note on the texts
Control code
ocm34114059
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
1067 pages
Isbn
9781883011154
Lccn
96003725
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)34114059

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