The Grapes of Wrath

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The Grapes of Wrath  
Author John Steinbeck
Cover artist Elmer Hader
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Novel
Publisher The Viking Press-James Lloyd
Release date 1939
Media type Print (Hardcover and Paperback)
Pages 535
OCLC Number 289946

The Grapes of Wrath is a novel published in 1939 and written by John Steinbeck. The book won both the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize in Literature. It is often read in American high school and college classes.

The book is about the Joads, a family of farmers. It takes place during the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. Because of drought and changes in the agriculture industry, the Joads are forced to move from their old home to the California's Central Valley to find work and land.

The book talks about the problems they face on the way, as they drive through the Dust Bowl to get to California. It also talks about the poverty, discrimination, exploitation and other problems they face once they get to California.

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