The Grapes of Wrath (75th Anniversary Edition)

The Grapes of Wrath (75th Anniversary Edition)

Steinbeck, John

Editorial Viking USA
Fecha de edición abril 2014 · Edición nº 1

Idioma inglés

EAN 9780670016907
496 páginas
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Resumen del libro

April 2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the first Viking hardcover publication of Steinbeck's crowning literary achievement.

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. 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.
To commemorate the book's 75th anniversary, this volume is modeled on the first edition, featuring the original cover illustration by Elmer Hader and specially designed endpapers by Michael Schwab.

Biografía del autor

John Steinbeck (1902-1968) realizó diversos oficios (peón agrícola, empleado de laboratorio, albañil y vigilante nocturno) para costearse sus estudios en la Universidad de Stanford. Su obra constituye un gran fresco de los conflictos sociales y económicos de la vida rural del Sur de los Estados Unidos y una permanente búsqueda de valores en un mundo crecientemente deshumanizado. En 1962 fue galardonado con el Premio Nobel de Literatura.

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