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The Grapes of Wrath
(1939 1st ed cover)
|Cover artist||Elmer Hader|
|Publisher||The Viking Press-James Lloyd|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover and Paperback)|
The Grapes of Wrath is a novel written by John Steinbeck. It was published in 1939. The book won both the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize in Literature. It is often read in American high school and college classes. The title of the novel is from Book of Revelation 14:19.
The book is about the Joads, a family of farmers. It takes place during the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. Because of drought and changes in the agriculture industry, the Joads are forced to move from their old home to California's Central Valley to find work and land.
The book talks about the problems they face on the way, as they drive through the Dust Bowl to get to California. It also talks about the poverty, discrimination, exploitation and other problems they face once they get to California.