The Grapes of Wrath RSMediaItalia Classics Illustrated Edition

  • Filename: the-grapes-of-wrath-rsmediaitalia-classics-illustrated-edition.
  • ISBN: 9786050348552
  • Release Date: 2015-01-12
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  • Author: John Steinbeck
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The Grapes of Wrath is an American realist novel written by John Steinbeck and published in 1939. The book won the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and it was cited prominently when Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1962. Set during the Great Depression, the novel focuses on the Joads, a poor family of tenant farmers driven from their Oklahoma home by drought, economic hardship, agricultural industry changes and bank foreclosures forcing tenant farmers out of work. Due to their nearly hopeless situation, and in part because they were trapped in the Dust Bowl, the Joads set out for California. Along with thousands of other "Okies", they sought jobs, land, dignity, and a future. The Grapes of Wrath is frequently read in American high school and college literature classes due to its historical context and enduring legacy. A celebrated Hollywood film version, starring Henry Fonda and directed by John Ford, was made in 1940.

The Grapes of Wrath

  • Filename: the-grapes-of-wrath.
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  • Release Date: 2016-05-30
  • Number of pages: 495
  • Author: John Steinbeck
  • Publisher: Hamilton Books



First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s 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 Joads, driven 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 man’s fierce reaction to injustice, and of one woman’s stoical strength, the novel captures the horrors of the Great Depression and probes the very nature of equality and justice in America. Sensitive to fascist and communist criticism, Steinbeck insisted that "The Battle Hymn of the Republic” be printed in its entirety in the first edition of the book—which takes its title from the first verse: He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored.” As Don DeLillo has claimed, Steinbeck shaped a geography of conscience” with this novel where there is something at stake in every sentence.” Beyond that—for emotional urgency, evocative power, sustained impact, prophetic reach, and continued controversy—The Grapes of Wrathis perhaps the most American of American classics.

The Grapes of Wrath

  • Filename: the-grapes-of-wrath.
  • ISBN: 9780670016907
  • Release Date: 2014
  • Number of pages: 479
  • Author: John Steinbeck
  • Publisher: Penguin



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

John Steinbeck s The grapes of wrath

  • Filename: john-steinbeck-s-the-grapes-of-wrath.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015024933536
  • Release Date: 1991-09-01
  • Number of pages: 145
  • Author: Frank Galati
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA



Presents the drama version of Steinbeck's story of the Joad family's struggle for survival during the Depression

John Steinbeck s The Grapes of Wrath

  • Filename: john-steinbeck-s-the-grapes-of-wrath.
  • ISBN: 9780791082393
  • Release Date: 2005-01
  • Number of pages: 100
  • Author: Harold Bloom
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing



John Steinbeck's compelling novel of social justice chronicles the suffering of migrant workers in Dust Bowl-era United States.

Working Days

  • Filename: working-days.
  • ISBN: 0140144579
  • Release Date: 1990
  • Number of pages: 180
  • Author: John Steinbeck
  • Publisher: Penguin



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

Grapes of Wrath

  • Filename: grapes-of-wrath.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015063914660
  • Release Date: 1917
  • Number of pages: 271
  • Author: Boyd Cable
  • Publisher: CreateSpace



Forced from their home in the south by the dust storms (Dust Bowl), the Joads, a family of 'Okies' are lured to California to find work; instead they find disillusionment, exploitation, and hunger. The Oxford Companion to Literature says that '...it articulates a life-affirming 'mystical socialism' and speaks eloquently for the concerns of the deprived and the dispossessed.'

New Essays on The Grapes of Wrath

  • Filename: new-essays-on-the-grapes-of-wrath.
  • ISBN: 0521369096
  • Release Date: 1990-08-31
  • Number of pages: 130
  • Author: David Wyatt
  • Publisher: CUP Archive



Four essays and a general introduction provide contemporary readings of The Grapes of Wrath for a general audience. Written in an accessible style, the essays cover the issues and themes of Steinbeck's politics, metaphors of movement and growth, views of women, uses of documentary, and the conversion of the novel into film. The introduction provides a history of the novel's public reception, a summary of the major phases of critical response, and a reading of the novel as an act of returning west to Steinbeck's lost California.

John Steinbeck s The Grapes of Wrath

  • Filename: john-steinbeck-s-the-grapes-of-wrath.
  • ISBN: 0313318379
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 177
  • Author: Barbara A. Heavilin
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group



Examines Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath by providing an understanding of the author's life and experiences and offering a plot summary, major themes, characters, and details of other reviews.

The Critical Response to John Steinbeck s The Grapes of Wrath

  • Filename: the-critical-response-to-john-steinbeck-s-the-grapes-of-wrath.
  • ISBN: 0313299900
  • Release Date: 2000-01-01
  • Number of pages: 357
  • Author: Barbara A. Heavilin
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group



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.

A Survey on John Steinbeck s The Grapes of Wrath

  • Filename: a-survey-on-john-steinbeck-s-the-grapes-of-wrath.
  • ISBN: 9783638844598
  • Release Date: 2007-11
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Author: Bernd Steiner
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag



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.

John Steinbeck s The Grapes of Wrath

  • Filename: john-steinbeck-s-the-grapes-of-wrath.
  • ISBN: 0812034139
  • Release Date: 1984
  • Number of pages: 120
  • Author: George Ehrenhaft
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series



A guide to reading "The Grapes of Wrath" with a critical and appreciative mind. Includes background on the author's life and times, sample tests, term paper suggestions, and a reading list.

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