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The Grapes of Wrath

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Book-Of-The-Month Club edition

"Published in 1939, as the nation was slowly emerging from Depression, The Grapes of Wrath typifies the American spirit more truly than any other twentieth-century novel. Its protagonists, the members of the Joad family, retrace the steps of the pioneers from the Midwest to California, not to make their fortunes, but merely to survive. Their journey from the Dust Bowl through a devastated landscape of ruined farms, hobo jungles, and migrant labor camps is a sort of descent into Hell, and the California they encounter, far from being a paradise, brings with ti a different kind of torment, one of hardship amid plenty. The Grapes of Wrath has long been considered a great social novel, documenting an era in which class struggle seemed about to end the American experiment of national community> But the trails of Tom, Ma,and the other Joads--and the courage and even nobility with which they face them--raise the novel to a much greater stature, one of profound humanity worth of comparison with the work of the great humanist artists of any time or place."


Author: John Steinbeck

Published: 1995

Publisher: Penguin

Length: 619 Pages

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