The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath

By John Steinbeck

  • Release Date: 2018-05-31
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 254 Ratings)

Book Synopsis

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. Due to their nearly hopeless situation, and in part because they are trapped in the Dust Bowl, the Joads set out for California. Along with thousands of other "Okies", they seek jobs, land, dignity, and a future.
The Grapes of Wrath is frequently read in American high school and college literature classes due to its historical context and enduring legacy. A celebrated Hollywood film version, starring Henry Fonda and directed by John Ford, was released in 1940.

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Latest Impressions

  • Disappointed

    2
    By Needs Epilogue
    Dark story with socialistic overtones. Whole chapters of ramblings.
  • The Grapes of Wrath

    5
    By ELHSGRAD
    It is still the book I compare most to. One you feel , not just read. The air is thick, you sense mystery but you don’t understand how it is to unfold. By most standards , an excellent read in all respects. Brilliant.