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The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
The Grapes of Wrath
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The Grapes of Wrath is an American realist novel written by John Steinbeck and published in 1939. The book won the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and it was cited prominently when Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1962. Set during the Great Depression, the novel... show more
The Grapes of Wrath is an American realist novel written by John Steinbeck and published in 1939. The book won the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and it was cited prominently when Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1962. Set during the Great Depression, the novel focuses on the Joads, a poor family of tenant farmers driven from their Oklahoma home by drought, economic hardship, agricultural industry changes and bank foreclosures forcing tenant farmers out of work. Due to their nearly hopeless situation, and in part because they were trapped in the Dust Bowl, the Joads set out for California. Along with thousands of other "Okies", they sought jobs, land, dignity, and a future. The Grapes of Wrath is frequently read in American high school and college literature classes due to its historical context and enduring legacy. A celebrated Hollywood film version, starring Henry Fonda and directed by John Ford, was made in 1940.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B00S5MU1FO
Publisher: RSMediaItalia
Pages no: 548
Edition language: English
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
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4.0 Infection in Literature: "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck
(Original Review, 2002)There's no reason why we should judge a film on the basis of how faithful or otherwise it is to the book: it should be judged by how good it is as a film. The ending of the book could not be depicted on film in those days because censorship would not have allowed it, but there...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
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4.0 The Grapes of Wrath 75th Anniversary Edition
I read this book some while on my lunch breaks. It's the perfect diet companion for sure. The people have horrible times and barely make it day to day. It's during the depression while people are just trying to find a place to settle for a couple of days and work. The system is set up so that th...
Lemon Roadster
Lemon Roadster rated it
5.0 My Favorite
This is one of my favorite books. I loved it, although the ending was a bit weird.
Hol
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5.0 The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
I’ve struggled with the thought of putting my ideas about The Grapes of Wrath down on paper because, what on earth can I say about such a great book? And what insights could I possibly give that haven’t already been said? I doubt I can excel in either regard, but I’ll relate some of my thoughts. I...
Aren's Library
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3.0 The Grapes of Wrath
Not my favorite Steinbeck, but enjoyed it.
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