The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck



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dc.title The Grapes of Wrath
dc.creator Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968
dc.subject Dustbowl Era, 1931-1939—Fiction; Great Depression, 1929—Fiction; American Dream—Fiction; Farmers—Fiction LCSH
dc.description The Joad family falls on hard times in 1930s Oklahoma and strikes out for a new life in California, encountering hardships along the way.
dc.publisher Penguin Classics
dc.contributor John Steinbeck 03-28-2006 W3CDTF
dc.type Text DCMIType
dc.format Softcover book, 464 pages, 5.1 x 0.9 x 7.8 in.
dc.identifier ISBN-13 978-0143039433
dc.language en-US RFC4646
dc.relation The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck; originally published by Viking Press, New York: 1939
dc.coverage 1939-2006
dc.rights All rights reserved


When the Great Depression hits Oklahoma in the 1930s, the Joad family finds itself with a worthless farm, no money, and no way to make a better life for themselves. So they strike out for California, hoping to find new jobs and new lives, but discover that the promised American Dream isn’t so easily attainable. First banned in California the year that it was published (Banned Books Week), “The Grapes of Wrath” has continued to be banned far and wide for profanity, sexual references, and accusations of propaganda.


Works cited: “Banned Books That Shaped America.” Web. 25 Apr. 2016.