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The Grapes of Wrath
By: John Steinbeck
Pages: 455
Published: 1939
Genre(s): Historical Fiction
Adult Fiction
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

Polilla-Lynn Polilla-Lynn

This is a realistic story of struggle during the dust bowl, the depression, the desperate plight of families. It's very well written story.

Apr 15th, 2018

Fede Fede

Mar 11th, 2018

forline forline

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

justinwolfe82 justinwolfe82

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

b00kworm b00kworm

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."

Nov 28th, 2016

Hammer2665 Hammer2665

Jul 27th, 2016

D-Train D-Train

Great book! Much more enjoyable read than "Gatsby"!

Jun 4th, 2016

Aaron Sztrakoniczky Aaron Sztrakoniczky

A bit difficult to begin but then it's incredible !

Jun 1st, 2016

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Jun 8th, 2015

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Jun 5th, 2015

dkbunnell dkbunnell

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.

Feb 25th, 2015

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Feb 15th, 2014

Jane Jane

Nov 18th, 2013

Thea Thea

Steinbeck always takes you on a journey

Oct 18th, 2013

Bexcop Bexcop

Sep 24th, 2013

nian nian

Aug 24th, 2013

bdunk23 bdunk23

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....

Jul 30th, 2013

Keith Keith

Jul 30th, 2013

janeb1711 janeb1711

Jul 20th, 2013

CsnowC CsnowC

John Steinbeck is a GENIUS!!!!

Jun 19th, 2013

Jordanmagill Jordanmagill

A bit clunky for a classic. First chapter: dust. Second chapter: turtle.

Apr 18th, 2013

Oliviaja Oliviaja

Apr 6th, 2013

fiolds fiolds

Mar 30th, 2013

aishae aishae

It's an interesting book. Sad at times. Makes you feel grateful for the things you have.

Mar 4th, 2013

lgaston99 lgaston99

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

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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

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