By John Steinbeck
The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the good melancholy, a publication that galvanized—and occasionally outraged—millions of readers.
First released in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the nice melancholy chronicles the airborne dirt and dust Bowl migration of the Thirties and tells the tale of 1 Oklahoma farm relatives, the Joads—driven from their home and compelled to shuttle west to the promised land of California. Out in their trials and their repeated collisions opposed to the challenging realities of an the United States divided into Haves and Have-Nots evolves a drama that's intensely human but majestic in its scale and ethical imaginative and prescient, elemental but plainspoken, tragic yet eventually stirring in its human dignity. A portrait of the clash among the strong and the powerless, of 1 man’s fierce response to injustice, and of 1 woman’s stoical power, the unconventional captures the horrors of the good melancholy and probes into the very nature of equality and justice in America. At as soon as a naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, highway novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s strong landmark novel may be the main American of yank Classics.
This Centennial variation, in particular designed to commemorate 100 years of Steinbeck, gains french flaps and deckle-edged pages.
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