The grapes of wrath

John Steinbeck, 1902-1968

Book - 2002

The Grapes of Wrath is a landmark of American literature. 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. Although it follows the movement of thousands of men and women and the transformation of an entire nation, The Grapes of Wrath is also the story of one Oklahoma f...amily, the Joads, who are driven off 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. First published in 1939, The Grapes of Wrath summed up its era in the way that Uncle Tom's Cabin summed up the years of slavery before the Civil War. 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. At once a naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck's fictional chronicle of the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930's is perhaps the most American of American Classics.

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Subjects
Genres
Historical fiction
Domestic fiction
Political fiction
Published
New York : Penguin Books 2002.
Edition
John Steinbeck centennial edition (1902-2002)
Language
English
Physical Description
455 pages ; 22 cm
Awards
Pulitzer Prize, Novel, 1940.
ISBN
9780142000663
9781417670352
9781417747818
9780329574277
9780140042399
9780670347919
9780808514206
9780670016907
9780140281620
9780670826384
9781410407856
9780679420408
9780895773876
9781439500972
Main Author
John Steinbeck, 1902-1968 (-)