The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck [HARDCOVER REISSUE / 1967]

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The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck


Rare 1967 Viking Compass edition, distributed by Funk & Wagnalls, and featuring the original jacket painting by Elmer Hader in a jacket designed by Al Burkhard.

Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.  Dust jacket is excellent; minor shelf wear.  Book has some tanning to boards of cover.  Inside reads good as new.  

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 into the very nature of equality and justice in America. At once a naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s powerful landmark novel is perhaps the most American of American Classics.  - Bookshop Apocalypse