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The Grapes of Wrath
Steinbeck, John

The Grapes of Wrath is an American realist novel written by John Steinbeck and published in 1939. The book won the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and it was cited prominently when Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1962.

Set during the Great Depression, the novel focuses on the Joads, a poor family of tenant farmers driven from their Oklahoma home by drought, economic hardship, agricultural industry changes and bank foreclosures forcing tenant farmers out of work. Due to their nearly hopeless situation, and in part because they are trapped in the Dust Bowl, the Joads set out for California. Along with thousands of other “Okies”, they seek jobs, land, dignity, and a future.

The Grapes of Wrath is frequently read in American high school and college literature classes due to its historical context and enduring legacy.

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Steinbeck, John - East of Eden - Language: English, Novel - Format: ePub
East of Eden is a novel by Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck, published in September 1952. Often described as Steinbeck’s most ambitious novel, East of Eden brings to life the intricate details of two families, the Trasks and the (More) Hamiltons, and their interwoven stories. The novel was originally addressed to Steinbeck’s young sons, Thom and John (then 6½ and 4½ years old, respectively). Steinbeck wanted to describe the Salinas Valley for them in detail: the sights, sounds, smells, and colors. The Hamilton family in the novel is said to be based on the real-life family of Samuel Hamilton, Steinbeck’s maternal grandfather. A young John Steinbeck also appears briefly in the novel as a minor character. According to his third and last wife, Elaine, Steinbeck considered it his magnum opus. Steinbeck stated about East of Eden: “It has everything in it I have been able to learn about my craft or profession in all these years.” He further claimed: “I think everything else I have written has been, in a sense, practice for this.”
Steinbeck, John - The Grapes of Wrath - Language: English, Novel - Format: ePub
The Grapes of Wrath is an American realist novel written by John Steinbeck and published in 1939. The book won the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and it was cited prominently when Steinbeck was awarded the (More) Nobel Prize in 1962. Set during the Great Depression, the novel focuses on the Joads, a poor family of tenant farmers driven from their Oklahoma home by drought, economic hardship, agricultural industry changes and bank foreclosures forcing tenant farmers out of work. Due to their nearly hopeless situation, and in part because they are trapped in the Dust Bowl, the Joads set out for California. Along with thousands of other "Okies", they seek jobs, land, dignity, and a future. The Grapes of Wrath is frequently read in American high school and college literature classes due to its historical context and enduring legacy.

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Steinbeck, John - La perla - Language: Spanish, Novel - Format: ePub
Kino, un joven indígena mexicano, fuerte, pescador de perlas, vive en una pequeña ciudad, La Paz, con su pareja de hecho Juana (con quien no se ha casado por no poder permitirse el lujo de pagar al sacerdote que oficie la (More) ceremonia), y su hijo bebé, Coyotito. Cuando Coyotito es picado por un escorpión, Kino debe encontrar una manera de pagar al médico del pueblo, un hombre blanco extremadamente prejuicioso, para curar a su hijo. Cuando más lo necesita, Kino descubre una enorme perla del tamaño de un huevo de gaviota, sabe que al venderla podrá pagar al médico y más. Sin embargo, otras fuerzas trabajan en contra de sus planes. La perla es una historia basada en un cuento popular indígena; explora los secretos de la naturaleza del hombre, las profundidades más oscuras del mal, y los efectos desastrosos de salir de un sistema establecido. Cosas malas suceden si se abusa de la posición social, argumento que presenta el párroco de esta historia.

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Steinbeck, John - Las uvas de la ira - Language: Spanish, Novel - Format: ePub
Premio Nobel de Literatura en 1962, John Steinbeck (1902-1968) fue testigo directo de la Depresión económica que, originada por el crack bursátil de 1929, azotó durante la década de los años treinta a los Estados Unidos. Publicada (More) en 1939 y objeto de varias versiones cinematográficas -entre ellas un memorable film de John Ford-, Las uvas de la ira relata, en una narración que alcanza por momentos cotas épicas, la emigración que, desde una inhabitable Oklahoma, lleva a cabo la familia Joad junto a miles de personas más hacia la tierra de promisión que parece California. A lo largo del camino, sin embargo, este ejército de desposeídos comprobará la frágil consistencia de un sueño americano que progresiva e inevitablemente acabará desvaneciéndose.

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Steinbeck, John - The Pearl - Language: English, Novel - Format: ePub
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