The Grapes of Wrath
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'Wherever they's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there. Wherever they's a cop beatin' up a guy, I'll be there. If Casy knowed, why, I'll be in the way guys yell when they're mad an' - I'll be in the way kids laugh when they're hungry an' they know supper's ready. An' when our folks eat the stuff they raise an' live in the houses they build, why, I'll be there'
'Delivered a shock to the English reading world . . . as savage as ever.' Melvyn Bragg, Guardian
'Steinbeck's writings form a photograph album of America.' Guardian
'The best novels stay in the mind like something lived rather than read.' Independent
Also availbable in this series:
East of Eden
Of Mice and Men
The Moon is Down
A novelist who is also a true poet Sunday Times
John Steinbeck (1902-1968) is remembered as one of the greatest and best-loved American writers of the twentieth century. During the 1930s, his works included The Red Pony, Pastures of Heaven, Tortilla Flat, In Dubious Battle, and Of Mice and Men. The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939, earned him a Pulitzer Prize. In 1962, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.