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The grapes of wrath, John Steinbeck

Label
The grapes of wrath
Title
The grapes of wrath
Statement of responsibility
John Steinbeck
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Grapes of Wrath is a landmark of American literature. A portrait of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless, of one man's fierce reaction to injustice, and of one woman's stoical strength, the novel captures the horrors of the Great Depression and probes into the very nature of equality and justice in America. Although it follows the movement of thousands of men and women and the transformation of an entire nation, The Grapes of Wrath is also the story of one Oklahoma family, the Joads, who are driven off 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 dignity. First published in 1939, The Grapes of Wrath summed up its era in the way that Uncle Tom's Cabin summed up the years of slavery before the Civil War. Sensitive to fascist and communist criticism, Steinbeck insisted that: The Battle Hymn of the Republic be printed in its entirety in the first edition of the book-which takes its title from the first verse: He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored. At once a naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck's fictional chronicle of the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930's is perhaps the most American of American Classics
Member of
Summary
Depicts the hardships and suffering endured by the Joads as they journey from Oklahoma to California during the Depression
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1940.
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize, Novel, 1940.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
057452
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1902-1968
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Steinbeck, John
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
Interest level
  • UG
  • High School
LC call number
PS3537.T3234
LC item number
G8 2002
Literary form
fiction
NLM call number
Steinbeck, J.
Reading level
  • 4.9
  • 7.8
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
2018 Great American Read
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Migrant agricultural laborers
  • Rural families
  • Depressions
  • Labor camps
  • California
  • Oklahoma
  • Labor camps
  • Depressions
  • Labor camps
  • Migrant agricultural laborers
  • Rural families
  • California
  • Oklahoma
Target audience
adult
Label
The grapes of wrath, John Steinbeck
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm48397672
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
John Steinbeck centennial ed. 1902-2002.
Extent
455 pages
Isbn
9780670826384
Lccn
2001056103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780142000663
System control number
(OCoLC)48397672
Label
The grapes of wrath, John Steinbeck
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm48397672
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
John Steinbeck centennial ed. 1902-2002.
Extent
455 pages
Isbn
9780670826384
Lccn
2001056103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780142000663
System control number
(OCoLC)48397672

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