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The Grapes Of Wrath (1936)

The Grapes of Wrath (1936)
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3.88 of 5 Votes: 5
ISBN
067001690X (ISBN13: 9780670016907)
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English
publisher
Viking Adult
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The Grapes Of Wrath (1936)
The Grapes Of Wrath (1936)

About book: The Grapes of Wrath tells the story of the Joad family, in particular Tom Joad, of Oklahoma and how the Dust Bowl of the 30s sees the family move West. The great promise of California - as shown in the handbills distributed - eludes the family and the journey is relentless and wears the family down. Hardship after hardship there is no good luck for the Joads or the families leaving the mid West. Poverty, hardship, hunger and squalor are depicted as well as treatment of the worker and how this can coexist with abundant land and food left to rot. Heard this was required high school reading and decided to tackle it during my 40's, in the summer no less. Follows an already poor family dealing with the Dustbowl and Great Depression. Bet it is much more relatable for adults, who have taken a few hard knocks - don't think my kids can quite appreciate what drives these characters and what it feels like to be truly desperate and responsible for others. Beautiful portraits of humanity, obviously a generally depressing topic though.
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sassysue1965
Hård och kall, men samtidigt mjuk och varm. Obehaglig som tusan är den också.
bigcityjps
One of my most favorite books in the world. Incredible. Brilliant.
altine
Amazing novel. Steinbeck best work. I could hardly put it aside.
ndamron1216
This book has the most uncomfortable ending I've ever read.
hudasufian
Mmmmm so good.
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