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ISBN: 0142000663

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The Grapes of Wrath

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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...

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6 ratings

If this is what GOOD quality is, I’m afraid to see what next step down looks like.

The physical condition of the book is what I would qualify as good, but the amount of notes in the book make a large portion of the book impossible to read.

The Movie Is Better

I didn’t enjoy this book. I understand the writer is telling a story about a particular time in history, about a particular group of people and a struggle somewhat unique to them. However, I think the depth of hardship and humiliation they had to endure could have been communicated better if the author had chosen to use the correct spelling of words, instead of writing them the way they might sound when spoken by simple, country people. The book is also peppered with the name “Jesus”, but not in connection with prayer. There are also several “GD’s” and other situations and conversations that might be considered distasteful to some. The movie is one of my all time favorites, I watch it over and over, but I don’t think the writing style of the book traveled into the 21st century very well.

I can't write a review well enough

This book, along with The Jungle by Sinclair, are on the top of my favorite books list. There is no describing the events of this book that can do it justice, you just have to read it for yourself. This is one of the most powerful messages about America, and how it treats its poor.

Not what I thought I ordered

I was looking for a good hardbound copy of The Grapes of Wrath. This is not the book by Steinbook but a commentary on the book. I will try to buy the book again and keep this book as a companion.

"I'll be there..."

"Ya gotta eat..." Dad used uto say if we thanked him for taking to the local hamburger stand; he could have, just as easily, been stating the obvious theme of Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. One can easily imagine Tom Joad or, more to the point, his sister Rosasharon saying it in her "sharing" scene in the closing pages of the book. I read this book, the first time, in sophomore study hall just before lunch in small town Wisconsin; largely as a result of the wretched deprivations depicted in the book, I remember rushing home, sure I would starve to death if I didn't immediately ingest the bowl of soup and sandwich my mother had waiting for me. As the Joad family move out of Dustbowl Oklahoma toward the promised land of California, the Joads must survive on fried dough and unripe fruit (from which they are warned they may "get the skitters"); Along the way they meet tragedy and, in most cases, their dreams of a better life are smashed like last year's fallen fruit...And, yet, they still hope for the best. Maybe the next Hooverville will be different, maybe the next fruit ranch; if they could only make it there. Government offered little or no help. Long before the rest of the nation hit the skids, farmers were getting the short end of the stick; they never saw any of the prosperity of the 1920's, and the Dustbowl didn't help either. But Tom Joad sees hope in numbers, "Wherever a guy is hungry, I'll be there...", he says, urging the readers to come along, to fight injustice wherever they can: a challenge as urgent today as when Tom made it in this wonderful book.

excelente

cuando lei este libro hasta llegue a sonar unas cuantas veces con estar en la carretera polvosa camino a otra comunidad donde pudiese conseguir un mejor empleo, y durmiendo en una hooverville. la historia es fascinante y es tan buena que la novela no parece las paginas parecen cortas. la familia que emigra, la lucha por un trabajo, la muerte, el crecimiento y distaciamiento de la familia. esta novela pinta un cuadro dramatico aunque lleno de hermosura narrativa de la gran depresion de los anos treinta, narrada en un lenguaje humano. es una de las mejores de este autor. muy recomendada..LUIS MENDEZ

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The Grapes of Wrath in The Great American Read: All 100 Best-Loved Novels!
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Published by Beth Clark • August 31, 2018

The Great American Read is a PBS series that explores and celebrates the power of reading as the core of an ambitious digital, educational, and community outreach campaign designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books. One hundred books, to be exact, so happy reading!

The Grapes of Wrath in The Great American Read on PBS
The Great American Read on PBS
Published by Beth Clark • August 10, 2018
The Great American Read is a PBS series that explores and celebrates the power of reading as the core of an ambitious digital, educational, and community outreach campaign designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books. One hundred books, to be exact, so as promised, here are novels 41–60 on the list!
The Grapes of Wrath in Increasing Your Vocabulary on National Dictionary Day
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Published by Bianca Smith • October 16, 2017
October 16 is National Dictionary Day - a booklover’s dream day. No, we’re not going to proclaim the differences between Merriam-Webster and Oxford. Did you know that reading increases your vocabulary?
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