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The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

by John Steinbeck

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 28/05/2014

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'Wherever they's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there. Wherever they's a cop beatin' up a guy, I'll be there. If Casy knowed, why, I'll be in the way guys yell when they're mad an' - I'll be in the way kids laugh when they're hungry an' they know supper's ready. An' when our folks eat the stuff they raise an' live in the houses they build, why, I'll be there' 'Delivered a shock to the English reading world . . . as savage as ever.' Melvyn Bragg, Guardian 'Steinbeck's writings form a photograph album of America.' Guardian 'The best novels stay in the mind like something lived rather than read.' Independent Also availbable in this series- East of Eden Of Mice and Men The Pearl The Moon is Down
ISBN:
9780141394886
9780141394886
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
28-05-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
688
Dimensions (mm):
181x111x29mm
Weight:
0.37kg
John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California, in 17 February 1902. After studying English at Stanford University, he held several jobs including working as a hod-carrier, apprentice painter, laboratory assistant, ranch hand, fruit-picker, construction worker at Madison Square Gardens, New York, and reporter for the New York American. In 1935 he became a full-time writer and was a special writer for the United States Army Air Force during World War II.

Among his most renowned works are Of Mice and Men, Cannery Row, East of Eden and The Grapes of Wrath, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1940.

In 1926 Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature as a mark of his outstanding contribution to literature, his unquestionable popularity and his versatility. In his speech accepting the Nobel Prize, Steinbeck gave his view of authorship: 'The ancient omission of the writer has not changed.

He is charged with exposing our may grevious faults and failures, with dredging up to the light our dark and dangerous dreams for the purpose of improvement. Furthermore, the writer is delegated to declare and to celebrate man's proven capacity for greatness of heart and spirit for gallantry in defeat - for courage, compassion and love.' John Steinbeck died on 20th December 1968.

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