John Steinbeck


Born
in Salinas Valley, California, The United States
February 27, 1902

Died
December 20, 1968

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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 region of California, a culturally diverse place of rich migratory and immigrant history. This upbringing imparted a regionalistic flavor to his writing, giving many of his works a distinct sense of place.

Steinbeck moved briefly to New York City, but soon returned home to California to begin his career as a writer. Most of his earlier work dealt w
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“I wonder how many people I've looked at all my life and never seen.”
John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

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February 2016 Revisit the Shelf-Reread Poll

1929, A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway, 293 pages
 
  25 votes, 16.3%

1935, Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier, 320 pages
 
  18 votes, 11.8%

1980, The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco, 536 pages
 
  14 votes, 9.2%

1952, East of Eden by John Steinbeck, 601 pages
 
  14 votes, 9.2%

 
  13 votes, 8.5%

1932, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, 268 pages
 
  12 votes, 7.8%

1899, Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, 200 pages
 
  12 votes, 7.8%

1960, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, 324 pages
 
  12 votes, 7.8%

 
  9 votes, 5.9%

1847, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, 507 pages
 
  9 votes, 5.9%

1937, Out of Africa by Karen Blixen, 399 pages
 
  9 votes, 5.9%

 
  6 votes, 3.9%

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