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
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Polls

March 2015 New School Classic Poll

Which book should we choose for our March 2015 New School group read?

1925, Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, 194 pages
 
  11 votes, 23.4%

 
  7 votes, 14.9%

 
  4 votes, 8.5%

1959, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, 311 pages
 
  4 votes, 8.5%

 
  4 votes, 8.5%

1938, The Long Valley by John Steinbeck, 142 pages
 
  3 votes, 6.4%

1959, A Separate Peace by John Knowles, 204 pages
 
  3 votes, 6.4%

1921, The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer, 274 pages
 
  2 votes, 4.3%

1996, Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt, 432 pages
 
  2 votes, 4.3%

1944, Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, 351 pages
 
  2 votes, 4.3%

1957, On the Road by Jack Kerouac, 304 pages
 
  2 votes, 4.3%

1920, The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, 305 pages
 
  1 vote, 2.1%

1958, Night by Elie Wiesel, 115 pages
 
  1 vote, 2.1%

1981, Loitering With Intent by Muriel Spark, 217 pages
 
  1 vote, 2.1%

1902, The Four Feathers by A.E.W. Mason, 284 pages
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

1905, The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, 351 pages
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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