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The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

by John Steinbeck

Literature is as old as speech. It grew out of human need for it, and it has not changed except to become more needed.

Selected Works by Steinbeck

Tortilla Flat, 1935
In Dubious Battle, 1936
Of Mice and Men, 1937
The Grapes of Wrath, 1939
The Moon Is Down, 1942
Cannery Row, 1945
The Log from the "Sea of Cortez", 1951
East of Eden, 1952
Sweet Thursday, 1954
Travels with Charley: In Search of America, 1962
Journal of a Novel: The "East of Eden" Letters, 1969
The Harvest Gypsies: On the Road to "The Grapes of Wrath," 1988

Works about Steinbeck and The Grapes of Wrath

Benson, Jackson J. John Steinbeck, Writer: A Biography. New York: The Viking Press, 1984.
Parini, Jay. John Steinbeck: A Biography. New York: Henry Holt, 1995.
Shillinglaw, Susan, ed. John Steinbeck: Centennial Reflections by American Writers. San Jose: Center for Steinbeck Studies, 2002.
Steinbeck, Elaine, and Robert Wallsten, eds. Steinbeck: A Life in Letters. New York: The Viking Press, 1975.

Website of the National Steinbeck Center, a museum, library, and archive devoted to the exploration of Steinbeck's work and themes.
Site of the Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies, a resource for readers, students, teachers, and scholars of Steinbeck at San Jose State University.

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