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John Steinbeck

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John Steinbeck, an American writer, was born in California, in 1902. He was studying in Stanford University, but did not graduate from it. Instead, he was doing manual labor and was writing.

Steinbeck’s first novel is Cub of Gold. It was published in 1929. The second one is The Pastures of Heaven and the third is To a God Unknown, published in 1933. These novels was not successful. Tortilla Flat, published in 1935, was the first work
... more, which gained attention. Then followed some novels about laborers, but The Grapes of Wrath finally was honored by Pulitzer Prize and won a National Book Award. This novel was screen by John Ford.

During World War II John was writing about the Nazis and the government. The theme of Great Depression was the part of his novels too.

John Steinbeck succeeded in writing screens for several films. For example, Lifeboat, A Medal for Benny, Viva Zapata, etc.

John was married Carol Henning, then Gwyndolyn Conger, and had two children. In 1950 he was married his third wife Elaine Scott.

In 1962 John Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for literature. He died in New York City in 1968. less
Books by John Steinbeck
Of Mice and Men (1937)
4.1 of 5 Votes: 10
John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men is a great deep novella, which was published in 1937. The title of the story is an allusion of the famous poem "To a Mouse On Turning Her Up in Her Nest with a Plow", which was written by Robert Burns in 1785. The main characters are two men, Lennie Small and Geor...
The Grapes of Wrath (1936)
3.88 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: This is a well written story about a family of people who go on a journey to a new California plantation where it is thought to be a paradise for workers after the bank kicks them, with a lot of other people out of there many generation homes. The family undergoes a lot throughou...
As Vinhas da Ira (1936)
3.88 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: “Some of the owner men were kind because they hated what they had to do, and some of them were angry because they hated to be cruel, and some of them were cold because they had long ago found that one could not be an owner unless one were cold. And all of them were caught in some...
The Short Novels: Tortilla Flat / The Moon Is Down / The Red Pony / Of Mice and Men / Cannery Row / The Pearl (1953)
4.24 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: All good books and excellently written
review 2: The Short Novels of John Steinbeck: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by John Steinbeck (2009)
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