|Award(s):||Nobel Prize in Literature (1962)|
|Pulitzer Prize (1940)|
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Today, nearly forty years after his death, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck remains one of America’s greatest writers and cultural figures. Over the next year, his many works published as black-spine Penguin Classics for the first time and will feature eye-catching, newly commissioned art. Of this initial group of six titles, The Grapes of Wrath is in a new edition with a completely revised...
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Sep 21st, 2018
This is a realistic story of struggle during the dust bowl, the depression, the desperate plight of families. It's very well written story.
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Mar 11th, 2018
One of my all time favorite books! I love East of Eden more but wow! What a great novel!!!! I read this in my 30s...would not have like it earlier....
Jan 4th, 2018
Just great writing. Love Steinbeck's prose and it's a certainly a great story and is, to me, one of the must read American novels.
May 26th, 2017
This book was great! A little slow in the beginning but it picks up in such a magnificent way. The ending stirred up a lot of emotion and Steinbeck is such an exquisite writer. I think there was the perfect ratio between setting description and dialogue. It really makes you think on the other side of corporate agriculture- about the small farming family and how they have to cope with hardships and set-backs. "You go steal that tire an' you're a thief, but he tried to steal your five dollars for a busted tire. They call that sound business."
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Jul 27th, 2016
Great book! Much more enjoyable read than "Gatsby"!
Jun 4th, 2016
A bit difficult to begin but then it's incredible !
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Jun 5th, 2015
John Steinbeck is my hero. In Grapes of Wrath, he is a champion of the downtrodden. Steinbeck wrote newspaper stories to try to arouse America to the plight of those who were dispossessed and came to California to find work. But he didn't get the rousing response about the atrocious conditions he expected. But he got a tremendous reaction by turning to fiction and telling the story of the Joads, one family that suffered so we could all feel their pain.
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Nov 18th, 2013
Steinbeck always takes you on a journey
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Aug 24th, 2013
yeah, you're going to want to read this. When my christian grandmother read this book for the first time she went mentally insane for three weeks. and then killed herself....
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Jul 20th, 2013
John Steinbeck is a GENIUS!!!!
Jun 19th, 2013
A bit clunky for a classic. First chapter: dust. Second chapter: turtle.
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Mar 30th, 2013
It's an interesting book. Sad at times. Makes you feel grateful for the things you have.
Mar 4th, 2013
This was a book that was never assigned to read in high school so I thought I would give it a try. I was glad I did. I really enjoyed the book and the portrayal of moving across the US and struggles encountered along the way. Steinbeck's descriptions paint a vivid picture of the time and leads one to a greater appreciation of struggles of that era.
Feb 17th, 2013
The Grapes of Wrath appears on these lists...
34th on The 20th Centrury's Greatest Hits by American Book Review
54th on The Novel 100 by Daniel S. Bert
10th on 100 Best Novels by Modern Library
3rd on Rival 100 Best Novels by Radcliffe
7th on 100 Books of the Century by Le Monde
28th on Books You Can't Live Without by The Guardian
49th on 100 Novels Everyone Should Read by Telegraph
29th on The Big Read by BBC
9th on Books of the Century by Waterstone
21st on Top 100 Books by Newsweek