CliffsNotes on Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath by Kelly M Vlcek
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the familiar format.

CliffsNotes on The Grapes of Wrath explores John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning --and controversial – novel, a work based on the what the author saw for himself as a reporter covering migrant worker camps.

Following the story of the Joad family as they travel from the Oklahoma Dust Bowl to California in search of farming opportunities and wealth, this study guide provides summaries and critical commentaries for each part within the novel.  Other features that help you figure out this important work includePersonal background on the author, including career highlightsIntroduction to and synopsis of the bookIn-depth character analysesCritical essays to take you into the author's personal philosophyReview section that features interactive questions and suggested essay topics and practice projectsResource Center with books, films, and Web sites that can help round out your knowledge

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About Kelly M Vlcek

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Kelly McGrath Vlcek is completing her Masters degree in American Literature very close to Steinbeck country along the central coast of California. She is currently teaching junior high language arts and literature classes.
Published May 18, 2011 by Cliffs Notes. 112 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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