The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

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Read The Grapes of Wrath Online Free - First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. Out of their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of an America divided into haves and have-nots evolves a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision, elemental yet plainspoken, tragic but ultimately stirring in its human dignity.

A portrait of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless, of one man’s fierce reaction to injustice, and of one woman’s stoical strength, the novel captures the horrors of the Great Depression and probes the very nature of equality and justice in America.

Sensitive to fascist and communist criticism, Steinbeck insisted that "The Battle Hymn of the Republic” be printed in its entirety in the first edition of the book—which takes its title from the first verse: He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored.” As Don DeLillo has claimed, Steinbeck shaped a geography of conscience” with this novel where there is something at stake in every sentence.” Beyond that—for emotional urgency, evocative power, sustained impact, prophetic reach, and continued controversy—The Grapes of Wrath is perhaps the most American of American classics.

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ISBN : 067001690X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 496 pages


Malcolm rated it ★★★★☆

December 03, 2013

Whenever I revisit a classic I'm struck by how much more I get out of it now than I did when I was 24 or 19 or, God forbid, 15. Giving a book like the Grapes of Wrath to a 15 year old serves largely to put them off fine literature for the rest of their lives. The depth of understanding and compas...

Stephanie *Very Stable Genius* rated it ★★★★★

May 17, 2013

If you are an American you need to read The Grapes of Wrath. It scares the poop out of me because, my fellow Americans, we are repeating history. If live anywhere else read it as well as a guide for what not to do. In the Grapes of Wrath Mr. Steinbeck tells the tale of the first great depression t...

Helen Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος rated it ★★★★★

July 05, 2017

“…Είναι μια χώρα λεύτερη. Ε, για δοκίμασε να κάνεις χρήση της λευτεριάς σου. Είσαι λεύτερος , σου λέει ο άλλος, μόνο σαν σου βαστά η τσέπη σου να πληρώσεις τη λευτεριά σου.” Τα σταφύλια της οργής είναι μια μαρτυρία που παρέχουν οι ανθρώπινες αισθήσεις. Οι αισθήσεις (σύμφωνα με τον Επίκουρο) αποτελο...

Luca rated it ★★★★☆

March 14, 2018

ENGLISH (The Grapes of Wrath)/ITALIANO The Great Depression, told through the journey of one of the many families of farmers fallen on hard times in the 1930s. The exhausting search for work, food and a roof over the head, put a strain on human dignity, and degrade the soul, making unexpected even...

Jason rated it ★★★★☆

February 26, 2012

In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage. This book really gets my goat. Those poor, dirty Joads. So poor and so, so dirty. After being displaced from their Oklahoma farm following the Dust Bowl storms that wreck their crops and ca...

Jennifer rated it ★★★★★

June 12, 2008

*Review contains a partial spoiler* If you read enough reviews, you'll notice that most of the people who gave this book 1 or 2 stars had to read the book for a high school class. Most of the 4 and 5 star ratings came from those who read it as adults. I recommend listening to those who read it as...

Lisa rated it ★★★★★

September 20, 2017

Man-made environmental catastrophe and its (in)human cost - a study in inequality and injustice! Imagine having to leave your country because it is a wasteland created by a decade of dust storms? Imagine having nowhere to go, but still crossing the desert in hope of finding a future after your pas...

María rated it ★★★★★

October 09, 2016

Me ha encantado. Ganadora del Pulitzer en 1940 (no me extraña nada) y terriblemente polémica. Con la industrialización masiva de la agricultura, sus enormes costos e inversiones, millones de agricultores quedaron en la más absoluta ruina. Un drama sobre la emigración, la miseria, la explotación h...

Ahmad rated it ★★★★☆

December 10, 2017

592. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck خوشه های خشم - جان استاینبک (امیرکبیر) ادبیات؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: سال 1977 میلادی عنوان: خوشه های خشم؛ نویسنده: جان اشتاین بک؛ مترجم: شاهرخ مسکوب؛ عبدالرحیم احمدی؛ تهران، امیرکبیر، چاپ اول 1328، در 520 ص؛ چاپ چهارم، 1346، در 624 ص؛ چاپ پنجم 1351، در 658 ص؛...

Maciek rated it ★★★★☆

August 22, 2013

How can you frighten a man whose hunger is not only in his own cramped stomach but in the wretched bellies of his children? The Grapes of Wrath won John Steinbeck both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, firmly engraving his name on the stone tablet featuring the canon of Great Ameri...

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