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Book The Grapes of Wrath

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  • Author : John Steinbeck
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2023-06-16
  • ISBN : 9789358045291
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book The Grapes of Wrath written by John Steinbeck and published by . This book was released on 2023-06-16 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Grapes of Wrath is a novel written by John Steinbeck that tells the story of the Joad family's journey from Oklahoma to California during the Great Depression. The novel highlights the struggles and hardships faced by migrant workers during this time, as well as the exploitation they faced at the hands of wealthy landowners. Steinbeck's writing style is raw and powerful, with vivid descriptions that bring the characters and their surroundings to life. The novel has been widely acclaimed for its social commentary and remains a classic in American literature. Despite being published over 80 years ago, the novel still resonates with readers today, serving as a reminder of the importance of empathy and compassion towards those who are less fortunate.

Book The Grapes of Wrath

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  • Author : John Steinbeck
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2006-03-28
  • ISBN : 1440637121
  • Pages : 530 pages

Download or read book The Grapes of Wrath written by John Steinbeck and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2006-03-28 with total page 530 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized—and sometimes outraged—millions of readers. 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 into the very nature of equality and justice in America. At once a naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s 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 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Book Whose Names Are Unknown

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  • Author : Sanora Babb
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release : 2012-11-20
  • ISBN : 0806180781
  • Pages : 239 pages

Download or read book Whose Names Are Unknown written by Sanora Babb and published by University of Oklahoma Press. This book was released on 2012-11-20 with total page 239 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Book The Short Novels of John Steinbeck

Download or read book The Short Novels of John Steinbeck written by John Steinbeck and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2009-07-08 with total page 508 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Steinbeck's brilliant short novels Collected here for the first time in a deluxe paperback volume are six of John Steinbeck's most widely read and beloved novels. From the tale of commitment, loneliness and hope in Of Mice and Men, to the tough yet charming portrait of people on the margins of society in Cannery Row, to The Pearl's examination of the fallacy of the American dream, Steinbeck stories of realism, that were imbued with energy and resilience. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Book John Steinbeck s The Grapes of Wrath

Download or read book John Steinbeck s The Grapes of Wrath written by John Steinbeck and published by Dramatists Play Service, Inc.. This book was released on 1991 with total page 156 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE STORY: Renowned first as a novel, and then as a prize-winning motion picture, the story of the Joad family and their flight from the dust bowl of Oklahoma is familiar to all. Desperately proud, but reduced to poverty by the loss of their farm,

Book On Reading The Grapes of Wrath

Download or read book On Reading The Grapes of Wrath written by Susan Shillinglaw and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2014-02-19 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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."

Book The Harvest Gypsies

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  • Author : John Steinbeck
  • Publisher : Heyday.ORIM
  • Release : 2017-05-01
  • ISBN : 1597143421
  • Pages : 95 pages

Download or read book The Harvest Gypsies written by John Steinbeck and published by Heyday.ORIM. This book was released on 2017-05-01 with total page 95 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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

Book Grapes of Wrath

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  • Author : Boyd Cable
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Release : 2022-11-13
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 155 pages

Download or read book Grapes of Wrath written by Boyd Cable and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-11-13 with total page 155 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Grapes of Wrath" is a fictional account of the Somme battle, colored by the fact that the greater part of it was written in the Somme area or between the Cable's visits to it. This a story of three friends going together through the misery and horrors of war, inspired by the author's ambition of describing the clash from the point of view of an ordinary infantry private and showing how much he sees or knows and suffers in a great battle like that.

Book Angle of Repose

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  • Author : Wallace Stegner
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2014-11-04
  • ISBN : 1101872764
  • Pages : 674 pages

Download or read book Angle of Repose written by Wallace Stegner and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2014-11-04 with total page 674 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An American masterpiece and iconic novel of the West by National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Wallace Stegner—a deeply moving narrative of one family and the traditions of our national past. Lyman Ward is a retired professor of history, recently confined to a wheelchair by a crippling bone disease and dependant on others for his every need. Amid the chaos of 1970s counterculture he retreats to his ancestral home of Grass Valley, California, to write the biography of his grandmother: an elegant and headstrong artist and pioneer who, together with her engineer husband, made her own journey through the hardscrabble West nearly a hundred years before. In discovering her story he excavates his own, probing the shadows of his experience and the America that has come of age around him.

Book Working Days

Download or read book Working Days written by John Steinbeck and published by Penguin. This book was released on 1990-12-01 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Book Great Writers of the English Language

Download or read book Great Writers of the English Language written by GREAT. and published by . This book was released on 1989 with total page 104 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An illustrated overview of the life and works of a selected number of important writers in the English language from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.

Book Mercy Among the Children

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  • Author : David Adams Richards
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Release : 2011-07-27
  • ISBN : 0307373819
  • Pages : 434 pages

Download or read book Mercy Among the Children written by David Adams Richards and published by Anchor Canada. This book was released on 2011-07-27 with total page 434 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mercy Among the Children received effusive praise from the critics, was nominated for a Governor General’s Award and won the Giller Prize. It was named one of 2000’s best books, became a national bestseller in hardcover for months, and would be published in the US and UK. It is seen, however, as being at odds with literary fashion for concerning itself with good and evil and the human freedom to choose between them — an approach that puts Richards, as Maclean’s magazine says, firmly in the tradition of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. Author Wayne Johnston recounts hearing Richards read in 1983 and being struck by his unqualified love for every one of his characters, even though “it was not then fashionable to love your characters”. Pottersfield Portfolio editor Tony Tremblay calls Richards the most misunderstood Canadian writer of the century, and a “great moralist”, comparing him to Morley Callaghan, Kafka and Melville. As a boy, Sydney Henderson thinks he has killed Connie Devlin when he pushes him from a roof for stealing his sandwich. He vows to God he will never again harm another if Connie survives. Connie walks away, laughing, and Sydney embarks upon a life of self-immolating goodness. In spite of having educated himself with such classics as Tolstoy and Marcus Aurelius, he is not taken seriously enough to enter university because of his background of dire poverty and abuse, which leads everyone to expect the worst of him. His saintly generosity of spirit is treated with suspicion and contempt, especially when he manages to win the love of beautiful Elly. Unwilling to harm another in thought or deed, or to defend himself against false accusations, he is exploited and tormented by others in this rural community, and finally implicated in the death of a 19-year-old boy. Lyle Henderson knows his father is innocent, but is angry that the family has been ridiculed for years, and that his mother and sister suffer for it. He feels betrayed by his father’s passivity in the face of one blow after another, and unable to accept his belief in long-term salvation. Unlike his father, he cannot believe that evil will be punished in the end. While his father turns the other cheek, Lyle decides the right way is in fighting, and embarks on a morally empty life of stealing, drinking and violence. A compassionate, powerful story of humanity confronting inhumanity, it is a culmination of Richards’ last seven books, beginning with Road to the Stilt House. It takes place in New Brunswick’s Miramichi Valley, like all of his novels so far, which has led some urban critics to misjudge his work as regional — a criticism leveled at Thomas Hardy, Joseph Conrad and Emily Bronte in their own day. Like his literary heroes, Richards aims to evoke universal human struggles through his depiction of the events of a small, rural place, where one person’s actions impact inevitably on others in a tragic web of interconnectedness. The setting is extremely important in Richards’ work, “because the characters come from the soil”; but as British Columbia author Jack Hodgins once told Richards, “every character you talk about is a character I've met here in Campbell River”.

Book John Steinbeck  The Grapes of Wrath   Other Writings 1936 1941  LOA  86

Download or read book John Steinbeck The Grapes of Wrath Other Writings 1936 1941 LOA 86 written by John Steinbeck and published by . This book was released on 1996 with total page 1096 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Long Valley, The Grapes of Wrath, The Log from the Sea of Cortez, The Harvest Gypsies .

Book The Grapes of Wrath

    Book Details:
  • Author : John Steinbeck
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 1997-07-01
  • ISBN : 0140247750
  • Pages : 737 pages

Download or read book The Grapes of Wrath written by John Steinbeck and published by Penguin. This book was released on 1997-07-01 with total page 737 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression follows the western moevement of wone family and a nation in search of work and human dignity. This completely updated Viking Critical Library Edition of The Grapes of Wrath includes the full text of the novel, corrected in 1996, as well as extensive and contextual material including: Essays placing The Grapes of Wrath in social context, including a 1942 essay by Carey McWilliams about migrant workers and working conditions and a Martin Schockley piece on the reception of The Grapes of Wrath in Oklahoma Eight new essays by John Ditsky, Nellie Y. McKay, MimiReisel Gladstein, Louis Owens, and others An essay on the background to the composition of The Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck's biographer, Jackson J. Benson An introduction by the editor, a chronology, a list of topics for discussion and papers, and a bibliography

Book Bound for Glory

Download or read book Bound for Glory written by Woody Guthrie and published by Penguin. This book was released on 1983-09-15 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 1943, this autobiography is also a superb portrait of America's Depression years, by the folk singer, activist, and man who saw it all. Woody Guthrie was born in Oklahoma and traveled this whole country over—not by jet or motorcycle, but by boxcar, thumb, and foot. During the journey of discovery that was his life, he composed and sang words and music that have become a national heritage. His songs, however, are but part of his legacy. Behind him Woody Guthrie left a remarkable autobiography that vividly brings to life both his vibrant personality and a vision of America we cannot afford to let die. “Even readers who never heard Woody or his songs will understand the current esteem in which he’s held after reading just a few pages… Always shockingly immediate and real, as if Woody were telling it out loud… A book to make novelists and sociologists jealous.” —The Nation

Book American Exodus

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  • Author : James Noble Gregory
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 1991
  • ISBN : 9780195071368
  • Pages : 362 pages

Download or read book American Exodus written by James Noble Gregory and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1991 with total page 362 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gregory reaches into the migrants' lives to reveal both their economic trials and their impact on California's culture and society. He traces the development of an 'Okie subculture' which is now an essential element of California's cultural landscape.

Book The Stricklands

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  • Author : Edwin Lanham
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release : 2002
  • ISBN : 9780806134192
  • Pages : 336 pages

Download or read book The Stricklands written by Edwin Lanham and published by University of Oklahoma Press. This book was released on 2002 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.