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The Steinbeck Centennial Collection: The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, East of Eden, The Pearl, Cannery Row, Travels With Charley In Search of America (Boxed Set) Description: No writer is more quintessentially American than John Steinbeck. Born in 1902 in Salinas, California, Steinbeck attended Stanford University before working at a series of mostly blue-collar jobs ...more
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Published February 5th 2002 by Penguin (Non-Classics)
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Joseph
Mar 22, 2009 Joseph rated it it was amazing
Steinbeck has long been recognized as one of America's finest writers and The Grapes of Wrath one of its finest novels.While not technically speaking a political writer, his Grapes of Wrath is a searing indictment of some aspects of Capitalism,(see his moving portrait of Muley Graves as he tries to find who to shoot for moving him off his farm, only to realize the "who" has become so entrenched in the Capitalist System as to be unrecognizable),a fact which has often led people to view him as a S ...more
Dr.J.G.
Feb 05, 2016 Dr.J.G. rated it liked it
Grapes Of Wrath:-


It is not easy to read, and I found it easier to see the film and understood better - but therefore all the more I value this work, not because it is difficult but because I could grasp it through the film.

And the film truly was great, especially when it came to the dialogue of mother and son at the end - and Henry Fonda forever marked his place amongst the great with his portrayal and his delivery in the last speech.

It is an entirely worthy, great - in the original sense of
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Apr 21, 2011 Susan marked it as to-read
Grapes of Wrath Review (8/12/12)
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The Grapes of Wrath is a poignant novel which follows the story of the Joad family. I loved the symbolism of the story and the deep meanings and themes. The ending is by no means a happy ending, but it ends on a positive and hopeful mood. This is definitely one of my favorite Steinbeck novels. Steinbeck is a genius when it comes to depicting the how the characters actually feel and the hardships that they have to face. Another great American classic by
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Lottimerrill
Sep 08, 2008 Lottimerrill rated it it was amazing
John Steinbeck is a master writer/author. I enjoyed all of these books. This was a summer of Steinbeck. Grapes of wrath was my final read. East of Eden my first. East of Eden was my favorite by far. But I really like his style of writing and he really makes you feel like you know the era that he is writing in. Grapes of Wrath was sooo sad and amazing. It is hard to believe that people can live like that. We are so blessed to live right now.
Kristen
Dec 19, 2009 Kristen rated it it was amazing
This was an AP English read in high school and I loved it. I kept it at the top of my list for years and as I got older, I wanted to reread to see if I still loved it as much. I loved it even more on the reread and found so many parallels between the Dust Bowl and inequities that still exist today. The in-between chapters of commentary are phenomenal.
Linda
May 24, 2009 Linda rated it it was amazing
I first read John Steinbeck back in 7th grade, Of Mice and Men, The Pearl, and Travels With Charley. I have have this wonderful Steinbeck collection that I reread every now and again. My favorite is Tortilla Flat and last winter when I again read East of Eden I found it to be very dark and disturbing.
Kelly
Feb 23, 2008 Kelly rated it it was amazing
Dang. I like Steinbeck. Gotta love his endings. You know they are coming if you know anything about foreshadowing, but they still get you. Who will ever forget either scenes in the barn in Grapes and Of Mice? I think Steinbeck had a barn thing.
Kristi
Sep 03, 2008 Kristi rated it liked it
I read this epic novel in high school and remember being a little overwhelmed by the story and Stenbeck's writing style. I would like to re-read this one, though it will be a while before I'm ready to takle the 464 pages again!
K.M. Zahrt
Jun 26, 2010 K.M. Zahrt rated it really liked it
Excellent collection. I would also add Once There Was a War and America and Americans to the list of Steinbeck books worth reading.
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Aug 05, 2008 erin duncan marked it as to-read
I love browsing the small bookstores best, but box sets like this are why I love Amazon.
Laine
Jun 11, 2012 Laine rated it it was amazing
Have read them all - looooove Steinbeck. Most recently was of Mice and Men - wow.
Frederick
Apr 10, 2009 Frederick rated it it was amazing
I love this man. He is by far my favorite author. To me he can not go wrong.
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May 24, 2012 Miranda Valenz rated it it was amazing
I love John Steinbeck, and think all of his work is awesome.
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read all of them except the pearl loved every page
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John Steinbeck III was an American writer. He wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939 and the novella Of Mice and Men, published in 1937. In all, he wrote twenty-five books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books and several collections of short stories.

In 1962 Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Steinbeck grew up in the Salinas Valley
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