The Grapes of Wrath
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Depicts the hardships and suffering endured by the Joads as they journey from Oklahoma to California during the Depression.
John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Grapes of Wrath, was published in 1939. Set during the Great Depression, the novel follows failed farmer Tom Joad and his family as they head from Oklahoma's Dust Bowl to the promised land of the W
John Steinbeck's compelling novel of social justice chronicles the suffering of migrant workers in Dust Bowl-era United States.
The novelist records his thoughts, feelings, and experiences during the writing of The grapes of wrath, in this diary of those years
Presents the drama version of Steinbeck's story of the Joad family's struggle for survival during the Depression.
A Study Guide for John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Grapes of Wrath is a novel published in 1939 and written by John Steinbeck, who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1940 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. Set during the Great Depression, the novel focuses on a poor family of sharecroppers, the Joads, driven from their Oklahoma home by drought, economic hardship, and changes in the agriculture industry. In a nearly hopeless situation, partly because they were trapped in the Dust Bowl, they set out for California along with thousands of other Okies in search of land, jobs and dignity. When preparing to write the novel, Steinbeck wrote: I want to put a tag of shame on the greedy bastards who are responsible for this [the Great Depression and its effects]. The book won Steinbeck a large following amongst ordinary people and the working class, partly due to the book's sympathy to the worker's movement and its accessible style.
Essays discuss this novel's place in American literature, look at different interpretations, and analyze Steinbeck's style
Tom Joad came back home at the farm after he had been imprisoned for the accidental killing. He got out of a prison on parole and had no right to leave the state. He had been waited for a large Joad family at home: grandparents, father and mother, three brothers and two sisters. Tom found folks preparing to leave for California with the hope of finding a job and a house, because the farmers were driven out from their land. All the family members were happy to meet Tom. The next day, the whole family and a preacher went on journey. As they reached a main highway, they met many folks, who are moving to the West too. The closer to California, the more people came across on the road, which were running to the opposite direction. They told terrible things…
Examines Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath by providing an understanding of the author's life and experiences and offering a plot summary, major themes, characters, and details of other reviews.
Collects essays that examine the author's quintessential work, and includes a brief biography of the author and a chronology of his writing career.
Presents essays that examine Steinbeck's treatment of industrialization in "The Grapes of Wrath," discussing such topics as his sympathy of the common people and corporate ethics in a post-Enron environment.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized—and sometimes outraged—millions of readers. First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads—driven from 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. 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. At once a naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s powerful landmark novel is perhaps the most American of American Classics. This Centennial edition, specially designed to commemorate one hundred years of Steinbeck, features french flaps and deckle-edged pages. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Tracing the social and political developments leading to the Dust Bowl, Owens clearly explains how the novel represents Steinbeck's indictment of the Promised Land myth.
When it was initially published in 1939, John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath instantly became a bestseller. Like many phenomenally popular works, it has elicited a wide range of critical responses. Some critics have attacked Steinbeck for his alleged sentimentalism, while others have praised him for writing a great American epic. While modern critics have generally responded positively toward his novel, they have done so at a time when its place in the American literary canon is increasingly uncertain. Through reviews, previously published essays, and original material, this volume records the critical reception of The Grapes of Wrath up to the recent editions of the 1990s. The volume additionally includes a chronology, bibliography, and extensive introductory essay.
Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, Catholic University Eichstatt-Ingolstadt, course: Novel and Film (HS), 11 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This paper deals with John Steinbeck's groundbreaking, Nobel Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath (1939). Causing a public uproar at the time of its publication, it arguably marks the pinnacle of Steinbeck's work and is widely regarded as one of the great classics of American literature. At first, some background information concerning the making and reception of The Grapes of Wrath is presented. This is followed by a closer analysis of the novel with regard to such crucial aspects as setting, structure, characters, themes and symbolism. The paper concludes with a brief discussion of whether the novel lends itself to a film adaptation and how famous director John Ford handled the subject in his critically acclaimed film version from the year 1940.
In this compelling biography of a book, Susan Shillinglaw delves into John Steinbeck's classic to explore the cultural, social, political, scientific, and creative impact of The Grapes of Wrath upon first publication, as well as its enduring legacy. First published in April 1939, Steinbeck's National Book Award-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. The story of their struggle remains eerily relevant in today's America and stands as a portrait of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless, "in the souls of the people."
Donated by the estate of Dr. Donald S. Moore.
Includes: Introduction, general and detailed studies, commentary, hints for study and suggestions for further reading.