The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
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A novel concerning the plight of the "Okies" - the refugee farmers and sharecroppers fleeing the dustbowl of Oklahoma. Attracted by the golden promise of California, they meet only with abject hostility, shame and destitution.

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JOHN STEINBECK (1902-1968) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1940 and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962. Born in California, he worked at a series of odd jobs and attended Stanford University before beginning his writing career. Among his classic works are "Of Mice and Men, The Red Pony, The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, " and "Cannery Row".
Published March 1, 1965 by International Collectors Library. 416 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Education & Reference, History, Action & Adventure. Non-fiction

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The landowners intentionally put out far more brochures for work than people they could hire, because the more starving people the landowners had to choose from, the less they had to pay the workers.

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He was wrong on both counts: The Grapes of Wrath was the top seller of 1939, and the bannings, burnings, death threats, and denouncements reached the House of Representatives, where an Oklahoma Congressman rose up to "say to you, and to every honest, square-minded reader in America, that the pain...

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