read online Textbooks The Grapes of Wrath: (Centennial Edition)Author John Steinbeck –

Steinbeck is a poet Everything is real, everything perfectUpton Sinclair, Common SenseI think, and with earnest and honest considerationthat The Grapes of Wrath is the greatest American novel I have ever read Dorothy ParkerIt seems to me as great a book as has yet come out of America Alexander WoollcottThe Pulitzer Prize winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanizedand sometimes outragedmillions of readersFirst published in , Steinbecks Pulitzer Prize winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joadsdriven 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 dignityA portrait of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless, of one mans fierce reaction to injustice, and of one womans stoical strength, the novel captures the horrors of the Great Depression and probes into the very nature of equality and justice in AmericaAt once a naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbecks powerful landmark novel is perhaps the most American of American ClassicsThis Centennial edition, specially designed to commemorate one hundred years of Steinbeck, features french flaps and deckle edged pagesForthan sixty five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world Withthan ,titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up to datetranslations by award winning translators

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