The Grapes of Wrath, The Moon is Down, Cannery Row, East of Eden, Of Mice and Men
Five complete and unabridged novels by John Steinbeck in a single volume: The Grapes of Wrath, The Moon is Down, Cannery Row, East of Eden, and Of Mice and Men.
- THE GRAPES OF WRATH This great novel of the Depression years is the saga of the Joad family's eviction from the dust-bowl country of Oklahoma, their grim trek to the promised land of California and their struggle to survive there in the terrible conditions of the migrant camps.
- THE MOON IS DOWN Invasion comes to a small Norwegian town, and this tragedy of the wartime resistance movement tells how the inhabitants courageously meet their conquerors.
- CANNERY ROW A brilliant cameo of low life in California. Whore-houses, flophouses and honkeytonks- this is Cannery Row, where Mack and the boys hold a party with hilarious and disastrous results.
- EAST OF EDEN Set in the developing frontier land of California during the last half of the nineteenth century, this vast and impressive novel tells of the relationship of two families as they carve out a place for themselves in the panoramic fresco of a growing nation.
- OF MICE AND MEN the extraordinary and poignant story of two farm workers: Lennie, a simple-minded giant and George, his mentor and protector who is unable to save Lennie from his worst enemy-his own strength
About the author.
No writer is more quintessentially American than John Steinbeck. Born in 1902 in Salinas, California, Steinbeck attended Stanford University before working at a series of mostly blue-collar jobs and embarking on his literary career. Profoundly committed to social progress, he used his writing to raise issues of labor exploitation and the plight of the common man, penning some of the greatest American novels of the twentieth century and winning such prestigious awards as the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He received the Nobel Prize in 1962, "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception." Today, more than thirty years after his death, he remains one of America's greatest writers and cultural figures.
Author John Steinbeck
ISBN 0905712064, 9780905712062
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