The Grapes of Wrath (Centennial Edition)

The Grapes of Wrath (Centennial Edition) Author John Steinbeck
ISBN-10 0142000663
ISBN-13 9780142000663
Year 2002-01-08
Pages 455
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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The Pulitzer Prize winning epic of the Great Depression a book that galvanizedand sometimes outragedmillions of readers First published in 1939 Steinbecks Pulitzer Prize winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family the Joadsdriven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California Out of their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of an America divided into Haves and Have Nots evolves a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision elemental yet plainspoken tragic but ultimately stirring in its human dignity A portrait of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless of one mans fierce reaction to injustice and of one womans stoical strength the novel captures the horrors of the Great Depression and probes into the very nature of equality and justice in America At once a naturalistic epic captivity narrative road novel and transcendental gospel Steinbecks powerful landmark novel is perhaps the most American of American Classics This Centennial edition specially designed to commemorate one hundred years of Steinbeck features french flaps and deckle edged pages For more than sixty five years Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With more than 1 500titles Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors as well as up to datetranslations by award winning translators

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