Cover of: The Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck

About the Book

The Pulitzer Prize -- winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized -- and sometimes outraged -- millions of readers

At once naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, rood novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath is perhaps the most American of American classics. Although it follows the movement of thousands of men and women and the transformation of on entire nation during the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s, The Grapes of Wroth is also the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, who are driven off their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. From their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of this new America, Steinbeck creates a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision, tragic but ultimately stirring in its insistence on human dignity.


Dewey Decimal Class 813/.52
Library of Congress PS3537.T3234 G8 1992

The Physical Object

Format Paperback
Number of pages 619

ID Numbers

Open Library OL1701421M
Internet Archive grapesofwrath000stei
ISBN 10 0140186409
LC Control Number 92002250
Library Thing 8488
Goodreads 439686

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