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Grapes of Wrath

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ISBN-10: 0143039431

ISBN-13: 9780143039433

Edition: 2006

Authors: John Steinbeck, Robert DeMott

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Today, nearly forty years after his death, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck remains one of Americas greatest writers and cultural figures. Over the next year, his many works published as black-spine Penguin Classics for the first time and will feature eye-catching, newly commissioned art. Of this initial group of six titles, The Grapes of Wrathis in a new edition with a completely revised introduction and, for the first time, detailed notes by leading Steinbeck scholar Robert DeMott. Penguin Classics is proud to present these seminal works to a new generation of readersand to the many who revisit them again and again.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/28/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

In recent years Steinbeck has been elevated to a more prominent status among American writers of his generation. If not quite at the world-class artistic level of a Hemingway or a Faulkner, he is nonetheless read very widely throughout the world by readers of all ages who consider him one of the most "American" of writers. Born in Salinas County, California on February 27, 1902, Steinbeck was of German-Irish parentage. After four years as a special student at Stanford University, he went to New York, where he worked as a reporter and as a hod carrier. Returning to California, he devoted himself to writing, with little success; his first three books sold fewer than 3,000 copies. Tortilla…