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An American Classic:
John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath
First Edition

"Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature for 1962, John Steinbeck secured his place in American literature largely on the basis of his inimitable novel, The Grapes of Wrath, which defined an epoch in American life by brilliantly combining the documentary quality of journalism with the superior insight of highly imaginative fiction. What makes The Grapes of Wrath such an impressive work is its panoramic view of society. Steinbeck's remarkable accomplishment is that he not only makes readers empathize with a single family but also makes them identify with whole classes of people who are thrust into chaotic conditions as the result of a devastated economy. None of Steinbeck's subsequent work equals the breadth and depth of The Grapes of Wrath." 
                                                         --Carl Rollyson

STEINBECK, John. The Grapes of Wrath. New York: Viking Press, (1939). Octavo, original beige cloth, original dust jacket.  $3000.

First Edition, first issue of one of the true high-spots of American literature. First edition dust jacket with “First Edition” printed on dust jacket flap. Book near-fine, dust jacket with archival tape repair to verso of spine fold, light edgewear and darkening to spine. 

 

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