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by Robert Dermott,John Steinbeck

Free eBook The Grapes of Wrath (Thorndike Press Large Print Famous Authors Series) download ISBN: 1410407853
Author: Robert Dermott,John Steinbeck
Publisher: Thorndike Pr (July 18, 2008)
Language: English
Pages: 907
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: United States
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John Steinbeck, Robert DeMott (Introduction). 5. The Grapes of Wrath. Book Description Thorndike Press 2008-07-01, Waterville, M. 2008.

John Steinbeck, Robert DeMott (Introduction). Published by Thorndike Pr (2008). Published by Thorndike Press 2008-07-01, Waterville, Me. (2008). ISBN 10: 1410407853 ISBN 13: 9781410407856. Condition: New. Seller Inventory 9781410407856.

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The Grapes of Wrath is a landmark of American literature

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.

Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck- I read this so long ago but it is one book that has stayed with me all these years. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. A perfect read for these trying times. Title: The Grapes of WrathAuthor: Steinbeck, John/ DeMott, Robert (INT)Publisher: Thorndike PrPublication Date: of Pages: Type: HARDCOVERLibrary of Congress: 2008012322.

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

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

With an Introduction by Robert DeMott.

With an Introduction by Robert DeMott. And true to Steinbeck's insistence that The Grapes of Wrath be "keyed into the American scene from the beginning," Covici had insured that Viking Press printed words and music from the "Battle Hymn" on the book's endpapers in an attempt (unsuccessfully, it turned out) to deflect accusations of communism against the novel.

John Ernst Steinbeck Jr. was an American author, who won the 1962 Nobel Prize in. .It arouses sympathy for the struggles of migrant farmworkers

John Ernst Steinbeck Jr. was an American author, who won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception. Most of Steinbeck's work is set in central California, particularly in the Salinas Valley and the California Coast Ranges region. It arouses sympathy for the struggles of migrant farmworkers.

The Grapes of Wrath (Thorndike Press Large Print Famous Authors Series). John Steinbeck's the Grapes of Wrath (Bloom's Guides) (Author) Harold Bloom. Readings on the Grapes of Wrath (Greenhaven Press Literary Companion to American Authors).

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature -- Perhaps the most American of American classics, The Grapes of Wrath follows the movement of thousands of men and women and the transformation of an entire nation during the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s. It is also the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, who are driven off their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California.
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Zepavitta
**Before I do my ‘review’ I have to say something re: the movie vs the book** wow..they really cut the movie in half to accommodate the story! In HS ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ next to ‘Mice & Men’ were required reading. I’m surprised I wasn’t crying on a daily basis! I haven’t read the novel since 1978, but always watched the movie..besides a couple of characters that didn’t match the book theres the subject but no comparison...so if anyone has to do any required reading and ‘Grapes of Wrath’ is one..don’t watch the movie first ???? One more thing Dylan Baker is now my favorite narrator! (I listened as well, thank God?) What a performance..he sounded like ‘Henry Fonda to the tee! Excellent narration!

Now onto a few words about this exceptional novel. Since John Steinbeck always wrote books re: the Great Depression, he had an ability to understand their fear on a daily basis. If Steinbeck were alive today, his novels would probably be very close to how they were over 75 years ago.

His books, especially ‘Grapes of Wrath’ dealt with racism, extreme poverty, family problems not far from the ones today. This novel was the perfect example.

The descriptive words he used in explaining their hurt, their living environment , lack of housing, etc. was spot on. I closed my eyes listening & even sometimes reading because I wanted to be there, to try and understand what the Depression years were really like..they were not ‘The Walton’s’! This was real..not knowing what tomorrow would bring for themselves or their family.

I’m so glad I decided to read and listen again...every single person must read ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ and realize at one time in the 20th Century individuals were living worse than dogs & cats...and unfortunately sometimes it doesn’t sound too far from reality today.

I’ve been honored to read a masterpiece!
Nargas
This book has been called Steinbeck's masterpiece, and it's not hard to see why.

The Grapes of Wrath is so completely, so guturally human that it's practically impossible not to become engrossed in the life stories of the main characters. Some have complained that the characters are flat, that there is little growth. I find this only partially true. There is much to read between the lines. One who reads closely can find much growth in the characters of Ma Joad, Rose of Sharon, Tom, and even Al. Then there is the former preacher, Casy, whose growth occurred before the Joads' story even began -- but Steinbeck offers glimpses of that growth in his stories to the Joads.

This careful examination of the Dust Bowl, the Great Depression, and the effects of corporatism and the ensuing expansion of poverty is insightful and heart-rending. Migrant farmers find themselves picking fruit and vegetables to sell for mere pennies a day, meanwhile they are unable to even feed their own families. They watch as corporate farms burn and destroy fruit and vegetables to keep the prices high and prevent the starving from stealing the "extra." They see acre upon acre of land go unused, but they cannot even plant a few carrots because it is owned by the banks and the migrants are charged with trespassing. The "Okies," as they are called, are treated worse than animals. Families break apart and the old, sick, or very young die of malnutrition and sickness. Meanwhile, the corporate farms and banks continue to put small farms out of business and scheme to keep prices high and wages low. The stark contrast can be seen in a corporate farm owner, decked out in gold chains, wryly offering work to the desperate Joads in the midst of a strike.

I have heard it said that it is only in recent years that people are crying "class warfare." The Grapes of Wrath is a poignant example of class warfare before the term was even coined. This book is a time capsule of times passed -- and history will repeat itself if we don't learn from the lesson Steinbeck has to teach.
IGOT
Can’t wait to finish this! I saw the movie version when I was 12 and to this day(59yrs old) Grapes of Wrath continues to be one of the most impactful works in my life? Admittedly movie versions and the book are different but there is no value lost. For times sake I am utilizing Audible and doing some reading. The main narrator sounds similar to Henry Fonda! The story is gritty,at times sad, maybe depressing to some. But I find hope,honesty and resiliency and the strength of family as the main themes. The Depression and the dust bowl era affected that part of the country , for many their lives were changed forever but for many there was a rebirth and relocation that showed the strong spirit that carried them to the next chapter of their lives. A must read, if any have ever come from a background of poverty and having to fight and scrape for anything, you will feel the connection here.
Malaris
This edition is fantastic with its detailed introduction to Steinbeck, the influences in his life which led him to writing this book, his struggles with other writings he didn't have published.....
Too unfortunate that HS AP & Lit101 students couldn't have this well presented information a couple decades ago, when we were forced to read the book & regurgitate highfalutin claptrap.
Xava
I've read it several times. A hauntingly, achingly, astonishingly graceful work deserving of the Pulitzer received as well as contributing to the later Nobel Steinbeck received for his work as a whole. The intercalary chapters are usually long prose poems which lucidly describe characters and their times. Anyone who researches the history of that time and the locales knows the veracity and honesty of the book. A novel, yes but so much more. It is an in-depth symphony depicting circumstances, thoughts, emotions, and actions of the Joad family and those whom they meet in their long westward journey. It is Exodus, and a 20th century re-enactment of our American pioneer ancestors as they had moved west earlier.

The story is one of the more profound stories you will ever read! Too bad there only five stars available to rate it as it deserves ten!