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The Grapes of Wrath

4 Ratings: 4.5
A book by John Steinbeck

Journey with the Joads for 21 hours in this first unabridged version of Steinbeck's classic. Controversial, even shocking, when it was written, the work continues to be so even today. The keen listener can hear why, because it poses fundamental questions … see full wiki

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Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin
2 reviews about The Grapes of Wrath
review by . February 04, 2005
Certainly over the past several decades this book has been reviewed and rereviewed and I doubt if I have much to add that has not already been said. In many places, schools, classes, etc. it is required reading and I agree that it should be. It would be difficult to understand the evolution of American Literature without at least a cursory study of this work. It is quite likely in the top fifty of the works by American authors. I have made several readings of this book over the years and am still …
review by . November 06, 2003
Not as good as East of Eden but way better than most books. The Joad family epitomized the wave of mid-westerners that were exploited during the dustbowl years by large farm owners. You feel for them and hang on their every hope and feel their agony as they are used by shysters, on the way to losing everything they have. The tale is so gripping and heart-wrenching! Another example of why Steinbeck is my favorite American writer!
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