The Grapes of Wrath

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 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. 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. At once a naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s powerful landmark novel is perhaps the most American of American Classics.

This Penguin Classics edition contains an introduction and notes by Steinbeck scholar Robert Demott.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,800 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Orator & Writer

Embrace Individuality of Self and Thought
 

Facebook feed

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
True or false 👇
True or false 👇
Does it make sense to debate about which side is “thought or believed to be “ more or less racist or does it make more sense to debate about policy and what each side has actually done or produced in the past ?👇
“Are you mad at what I said, or are you mad because it was true?”- Anonymous
True or false 👇
True of false 👇
Should men be excluded from the abortion debate/legislating? Yes or no ? Feel free to share your perspective and on this issue below 👇
“Growth is uncomfortable... it stretches you. You can either be comfortable or you can grow, 🌱but you can’t have both.”📚
Daily affirmations matter 🖤
True or false 👇
https://wassermanschultz.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=306 Should Blacks expect politicians/political parties to offer assistance or is it every individuals job within the community to help and assist themselves, regardless of historical and present day wrongs that have been bestowed upon them? 
Furthermore, should  Blacks turn a blind eye when other races are assisted before them or have blacks received “enough” today, as it relates to assistance? And if they have received “enough” what is it specifically that they’ve received “enough” of over the years? Feel free to reply below 👇All comments are welcome 👇
True or false 👇
Load more

SUBSCRIBE

Archives

Category