The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 678
ISBN: 0141394889
Available:
Release: 2014
Editor: Penguin Classics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shocking and controversial when it was first published in 1939, Steinbeck's Pulitzer prize-winning epic remains his undisputed masterpiece. It tells of the Joad family who travel West in search of the promised land, and find only broken dreams.

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 455
ISBN: 0142000663
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Release: 2002
Editor: Penguin Group USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Depicts the hardships and suffering endured by the Joads as they journey from Oklahoma to California during the Depression.

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 455
ISBN: 9780735254275
Available:
Release: 2020-02-11
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An epic human drama depicting the devastating effects of the Great Depression, The Grapes of Wrath won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, cementing its place as the most American of American classics. First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s novel chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. Out of their repeated collisions with hard realities of an America divided into the Haves and Have-Nots evolves a drama intensely human and yet magnificent in scale and moral. An evocative portrait of the conflict between powerful and powerless, of one man’s fierce reaction to injustice, and of one woman’s stoical strength, The Grapes of Wrath probes into the very nature of equality and justice in America. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath
Author: John Steinbeck,Nunnally Johnson
Pages: 619
ISBN: UOM:39015004063601
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Release: 1939
Editor: Viking Adult
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Traces the migration of an Oklahoma Dust Bowl family to California and their subsequent hardships as migrant farm workers."--Amazon.com.

Working Days

Working Days
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781440674525
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Release: 1990-12-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

John Steinbeck wrote The Grapes of Wrath during an astonishing burst of activity between June and October of 1938. Throughout the time he was creating his greatest work, Steinbeck faithfully kept a journal revealing his arduous journey toward its completion. The journal, like the novel it chronicles, tells a tale of dramatic proportions—of dogged determination and inspiration, yet also of paranoia, self-doubt, and obstacles. It records in intimate detail the conception and genesis of The Grapes of Wrath and its huge though controversial success. It is a unique and penetrating portrait of an emblematic American writer creating an essential American masterpiece.

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 58
ISBN: 1586633600
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: Spark Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A study guide to the novel The Grapes of Wrath.

East of Eden

East of Eden
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 950
ISBN: 0830002855
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Release: 1984
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Whose Names Are Unknown

Whose Names Are Unknown
Author: Sanora Babb
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9780806180786
Available:
Release: 2012-11-20
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sanora Babb’s long-hidden novel Whose Names Are Unknown tells of the High Plains farmers who fled drought and dust storms during the Great Depression. Written with empathy for the farmers’ plight, this powerful narrative is based upon the author’s firsthand experience. Babb submitted the manuscript for this book to Random House for consideration in 1939. Editor Bennett Cerf planned to publish this “exceptionally fine” novel but when John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath swept the nation, Cerf explained that the market could not support two books on the subject.

On Reading The Grapes of Wrath

On Reading The Grapes of Wrath
Author: Susan Shillinglaw
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780698146099
Available:
Release: 2014-02-19
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this compelling biography of a book, Susan Shillinglaw delves into John Steinbeck's classic to explore the cultural, social, political, scientific, and creative impact of The Grapes of Wrath upon first publication, as well as its enduring legacy. First published in April 1939, Steinbeck's National Book Award-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. The story of their struggle remains eerily relevant in today's America and stands as a portrait of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless, "in the souls of the people."

The Stricklands

The Stricklands
Author: Edwin Lanham
Pages: 311
ISBN: 0806134194
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Release: 2002
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In The Stricklands, Edwin Lanham tells the story of two brothers, tenant farmers who faced losing their land in 1930s Oklahoma. One brother turns to stealing; the other struggles to unite whites and blacks against the exploitative landowners. Originally published in 1939, this novel provides insight into rural life in Depression-era Oklahoma. A new foreword by Lawrence Rodgers sets Lanham’s novel in its historical, regional, and literary context.

Working Days

Working Days
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 180
ISBN: 0140144579
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Release: 1990
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The novelist records his thoughts, feelings, and experiences during the writing of The grapes of wrath, in this diary of those years

My Day

My Day
Author: Eleanor Roosevelt,David Emblidge
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780786731404
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Release: 2009-04-15
Editor: Da Capo Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"I think Eleanor Roosevelt has so gripped the imagination of this moment because we need her and her vision so completely. . . . She's perfect for us as we enter the twenty-first century. Eleanor Roosevelt is a loud and profound voice for people who want to change the world." -- Blanche Wiesen Cook Named "Woman of the Century" in a survey conducted by the National Women's Hall of Fame, Eleanor Roosevelt wrote her hugely popular syndicated column "My Day" for over a quarter of that century, from 1936 to 1962. This collection brings together for the first time in a single volume the most memorable of those columns, written with singular wit, elegance, compassion, and insight -- everything from her personal perspectives on the New Deal and World War II to the painstaking diplomacy required of her as chair of the United Nations Committee on Human Rights after the war to the joys of gardening at her beloved Hyde Park home. To quote Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., "What a remarkable woman she was! These sprightly and touching selections from Eleanor Roosevelt's famous column evoke an extraordinary personality." "My Day reminds us how great a woman she was." --Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath
Author: Anonim
Pages: 928
ISBN: 9789042026834
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Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: BRILL
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Grapes of Wrath: A Re-Consideration is a collection of essays compiled by Steinbeck bibliographer, Michael J. Meyer, in celebration of the novel's seventieth anniversary. Following the pattern of previous books in the Dialogue series, this study presents analyses by senior Steinbeck scholars and also introduces several new voices. Issues addressed include accusations about the novel's sentimentality, speculations about its status as a work of naturalism, and questions about its experimental structure. In addition, the language and imagery of the novel, its religious overtones, and its reputation as a radical work of art are revisited with fresh insights. Because The Grapes of Wrath holds iconic stature as an American masterpiece, both scholarly and lay readers will welcome this two volume set since it includes many new avenues of approach that will encourage greater insights, deeper understandings, and further explorations of the complexities of Steinbeck’s achievements in this classic work of art.

The Critical Response to John Steinbeck s The Grapes of Wrath

The Critical Response to John Steinbeck s The Grapes of Wrath
Author: Barbara A. Heavilin
Pages: 357
ISBN: UOM:39015049496667
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Release: 2000
Editor: Greenwood
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When it was initially published in 1939, John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath instantly became a bestseller. Like many phenomenally popular works, it has elicited a wide range of critical responses. Some critics have attacked Steinbeck for his alleged sentimentalism, while others have praised him for writing a great American epic. While modern critics have generally responded positively toward his novel, they have done so at a time when its place in the American literary canon is increasingly uncertain. Through reviews, previously published essays, and original material, this volume records the critical reception of The Grapes of Wrath up to the recent editions of the 1990s. The volume additionally includes a chronology, bibliography, and extensive introductory essay.

Lesson Plan the Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Lesson Plan   the Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Author: Lisa Sangmeister
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9783640822973
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Release: 2011-03
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lesson Plan from the year 2010 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,3, University of Marburg (Anglistik), course: Second Language Acquisition, language: English, abstract: 1. General Overview The Hessian Curriculum(1) demands that the English lesson in the Oberstufe has to improve the pupils' language skills as well as enlarge their knowledge about English literature and different cultures. Correspondingly, the pupils should gain experiences with a variety of texts and different media. By this, they develop critical media literacy which is an essential prerequisite for working independently. Ideally, these main objectives should be combined in every teaching unit. The novel The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck was published in 1939. It reports the story of the farmer family Joad which has, like hundred thousands of other families, to leave their home Oklahoma to start a new life in California. By this, Steinbeck exemplifies the fate of migrant workers in the USA during the 1930's. The novel should be motivating for the pupils as it constitutes an authentic documentation of the social circumstances during the time of the Great Depression.(2) Furthermore, the dramatic story of the family Joad is gripping and arouses empathy. The novel, moreover, refers to central topics, like work ethnic and inequality, which can be connected to the current problems of globalization. In The Grapes of Wrath Steinbeck makes use of the migrants' authentic language. That is why the reading might be a challenge for the pupils. Besides, Steinbeck's literary techniques are note-worthy. He, for instance, adds so-called intercalary chapters, which evaluate the plot and provide further information on the historical context. Moreover, the controversy(3) of the novel led to various reactions of artists and film adaptations. So the novel is an appropriate starting point for the comparison of different media, like for instance songs, photographs and film adaptations. Corresponding

The Grapes of Wrath The Moon is Down Cannery Row East of Eden Of Mice and Men

The Grapes of Wrath   The Moon is Down   Cannery Row   East of Eden   Of Mice and Men
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 950
ISBN: 0905712064
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Release: 1976
Editor: Heinemann Octopus
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Donated by the estate of Dr. Donald S. Moore.

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath
Author: John Steinbeck,Kevin Hearle
Pages: 712
ISBN: UOM:39015041357701
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Release: 1997
Editor: Critical Library, Viking
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Contains the text of Steinbeck's novel depicting the struggles of migrant workers and includes essays on its social and literary context

A Survey on John Steinbeck s The Grapes of Wrath

A Survey on John Steinbeck s  The Grapes of Wrath
Author: Bernd Steiner
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9783638844598
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Release: 2007-11
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, Catholic University Eichstatt-Ingolstadt, course: Novel and Film (HS), 11 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This paper deals with John Steinbeck's groundbreaking, Nobel Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath (1939). Causing a public uproar at the time of its publication, it arguably marks the pinnacle of Steinbeck's work and is widely regarded as one of the great classics of American literature. At first, some background information concerning the making and reception of The Grapes of Wrath is presented. This is followed by a closer analysis of the novel with regard to such crucial aspects as setting, structure, characters, themes and symbolism. The paper concludes with a brief discussion of whether the novel lends itself to a film adaptation and how famous director John Ford handled the subject in his critically acclaimed film version from the year 1940.

The Harvest Gypsies

The Harvest Gypsies
Author: John Steinbeck
Pages: 82
ISBN: 9781597143424
Available:
Release: 2017-05-01
Editor: Heyday.ORIM
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of newspaper articles about Dust Bowl migrants in California’s Central Valley by the author of The Grapes of Wrath, accompanied by photos. Three years before his triumphant novel The Grapes of Wrath—a fictional portrayal of a Depression-era family fleeing Oklahoma during a disastrous period of drought and dust storms—John Steinbeck wrote seven articles for the San Francisco News about these history-making events and the hundreds of thousands who made their way west to work as farm laborers. With the inquisitiveness of an investigative reporter and the emotional power of a novelist in his prime, Steinbeck toured the squatters’ camps and Hoovervilles of rural California. The Harvest Gypsies gives us an eyewitness account of the horrendous Dust Bowl migration, and provides the factual foundation for Steinbeck’s masterpiece. Included are twenty-two photographs by Dorothea Lange and others, many of which accompanied Steinbeck’s original articles. '”Steinbeck’s potent blend of empathy and moral outrage was perfectly matched by the photographs of Dorothea Lange, who had caught the whole saga with her camera—the tents, the jalopies, the bindlestiffs, the pathos and courage of uprooted mothers and children.”—San Francisco Review of Books “Steinbeck’s journalism shares the enduring quality of his famous novel…Certain to engage students of both American literature and labor history.”—Publishers Weekly

Thomas Hart Benton

Thomas Hart Benton
Author: Thomas Hart Benton,Matthew Baigell
Pages: 278
ISBN:
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Release: 1974
Editor: Ardent Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lavish, heavily illustrated volume on this American genre painter and muralist.