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The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath
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  • 'I've done my damndest to rip a reader's nerves to rags, I don't want him satisfied.' Shocking and controversial when it was first published, The Grapes of Wrath is Steinbeck's Pultizer Prize-winning epic of the Joad family, forced to travel west from Dust Bowl era Oklahoma in search of the promised land of California. Their story is one of false hopes, thwarted desires and powerlessness, yet out of their struggle Steinbeck created a drama that is both intensely human and majestic in its scale and moral vision.
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    • Stthomaslibrary reviewed this book on 10/07/2014
    • "Set in 1930s America this is a powerful novel about a family forced from their farm during the time of drought when places like Oklahoma became a dustbowl. The background is the politics of banks and big business taking over agriculture and the resultant poverty and starvation of thousands of small farmers. Then like many others the Joad family set out for what they hope to be a better life in Cal..."


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