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ISBN: 0140042393

ISBN13: 9780140042399

The Grapes of Wrath

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"Traces the migration of an Oklahoma Dust Bowl family to California and their subsequent hardships as migrant farm workers."--Amazon.com.

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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.

Grapes of Wrath

When you think you're having a bad day, go back and read Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck, whose mastery of description tops all. We've all had bad times but his narrative of the actual grapes of wrath appears like a cosmic 2x4 - then it hit me - my neighbor grew them and they have aggressive, nasty roots that killed off my rose bushes. The grapes fell on the ground, decayed, smelled bad and became a haven for worms. Still an excellent book.

"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.

The Grapes Of Wrath

I thought that it was an inspired novel. In felt that I understood that character and that he became a part of me. I do not sudgest that those whom have difficulty with complex novels attempt to read this novel. For the reader whom desires a challange, I feel they should definately take this into there list, if not their library. The Grapes of Wrath is not a novel which one would question why it became a classic, but why it didn't become one sooner.

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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