New York: The Viking Press, [April, 1939].
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First Edition. 619 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original cloth, pictorial unclipped dust jacket by Elmer Hader. Near fine copy, with tape repairs to the jacket corners and some rubbing along front hinge of jacket. Goldstone & Payne A12a.
The Classic Novel of the Great Depression. Very attractive copy of this 20th-century American highspot. The tale of the Joad family as they travel across the country from Oklahoma to California in the midst of the Great Depression is one of the most influential novels of the twentieth century. It is Steinbeck's masterpiece. The Grapes of Wrath won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer and was central in the awarding of Steinbeck the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962.