The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck audiobook

The Grapes of Wrath

By John Steinbeck
Read by Dylan Baker

Penguin Audio 9780143145158
21.02 Hours 1
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized—and sometimes outraged—millions of readers. 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.

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Summary

Winner of the 1940 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

One of Time Magazine's Best 100 English-Language Novels from 1923–2005

#1 New York Times bestseller

A New York Public Library Staff Pick of Favorite Books of the Last 125 Years

A London Guardian Pick of the Top 10 Books of Eco-Fiction

The 1999 Audie Award Winner for Best Narration in Classics

The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized—and sometimes outraged—millions of readers.

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“As a high school kid struggling to write fiction, some books meant more than others, and some burst upon me with the power of a thunderbolt. John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath was one of those.” Stephen King, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“It is a very long novel, the longest that Steinbeck has written, and yet it reads as though it had been composed in a flash, ripped off a typewriter and delivered to the public as an ultimatum. It is a long and thoughtful novel as one thinks about it. It is a short and vivid scene as one feels it.” New York Times Book Review
“There are moments when The Grapes of Wrath reads like an early glimpse of what would become the phenomenon of economic globalization.” Times Literary Supplement (London)
“Steinbeck is a poet…Everything is real, everything perfect.” Upton Sinclair
“I think, and with earnest and honest consideration…that The Grapes of Wrath is the greatest American novel I have ever read.” Dorothy Parker
“When I read The Grapes of Wrath…I knew that was a very powerful book…It had a lot to do with the way I viewed humanity and the struggles of little people against big people. It was a very important book for me.” John Grisham
“It seems to me as great a book as has yet come out of America.” Alexander Woollcott

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Author Bio: John Steinbeck

Author Bio: John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck (1902–1968) remains one of the quintessential writers of American literature. Born 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 humor and keen social perception.” He wrote more than twenty-five novels during his lifetime.

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Available Formats : CD
Runtime: 21.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English