- John Steinbeck (Censorship (Ready Reference series))
- John Steinbeck (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- John Steinbeck (Dictionary of World Biography: The 20th Century)
- John Steinbeck (Identities & Issues in Literature)
- John Steinbeck (Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Fourth Edition)
- John Steinbeck (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
At a glance:
- Author: John Steinbeck
- First Published: 1939
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Social realism
- Time of Work: 1930’s
- Genres: Long fiction, Social realism, Novel
- Subjects: North America or North Americans, Suffering, United States or Americans, Social issues, Depression, economic, 1930's, Despair, Hope, Poverty or poor people, California, West, U.S., Farms, farmers, or farming, Death or dying, Migrant labor
- Locales: California, United States, Midwest (U.S.), Oklahoma, North America
*Dust Bowl. Central region of the United States that was devastated by great dust storms during the 1930’s. The first part of The Grapes of Wrath is set in Oklahoma, at the center of the Dust Bowl. Tom Joad returns from four years in prison to find that his family has lost its farm, and many of his neighbors have been made homeless by the banks and land companies that have taken over their farms when the tenants could not keep up with their payments through several disastrous seasons. Lured by handbills distributed by West Coast...
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