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The grapes of wrath

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, The Grapes of Wrath is an epic human drama, with a stunning new cover by renowned artist Bijou Karman. 'To the red country and part of the gray country of Oklahoma, the last rains came gently, and they did not cut the scarred earth.'Drought and economic depression are driving thousands from Oklahoma.

As their land becomes just another strip in the dust bowl, the Joads, a family of sharecroppers, decide they have no choice but to follow.

They head west, towards California, where they hope to find work and a future for their family.

But while the journey to this promised land will take its inevitable toll, there remains uncertainty about what awaits their arrival . . . 'Magnificent' New York Times'Steinbeck's writings form a photograph album of America' Guardian'There is no more impressive writer on either side of the Atlantic' Time and Tide'A novelist who is also a true poet' Sunday Times

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Penguin Books Ltd
0241980348 / 9780241980347
Paperback / softback
United Kingdom
535 pages
18 cm
Quiz No: 65804, Points 25.00, Book Level 4.90,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: United States of America: The Viking Press Inc., 1939.