The Grapes of Wrath 75th Anniversary Edition
Publish date: April 10th 2014
Publisher: Viking Adult
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
Not my favorite Steinbeck, but enjoyed it.
The Grapes of Wrath follows the Joad family after they have lost their tenement farmland in Oklahoma to California where they are told there are jobs waiting for those who are willing to farm the land out there. The book starts out with Tom Joad who is finally paroled from prison. Tom has been dream...
I read 'The Grapes of Wrath' first when I was a teenager. Recently, I re-read it, along with ‘Working Days: the journal of the Grapes of Wrath’, and I could understand this novel a lot better through the perspective of the author. For example, I saw why Steinbeck separated the General Chapters from ...
There has already been a lot said about this book so I will just say that it lives up to the hype that surrounds it.One thing though, who else found themselves speaking as the characters do while reading this novel? I sure did.
It just so happens that I started to watch Ken Burns' Dustbowl just as I finished this book, and contrasting the two approaches is illustrative. It's interesting that Steinbeck makes no mention of the man-made nature of the disaster, even he knew it was man-made. I suspect this is to help further cr...