Now Reading – The Grapes of Wrath


I’ve decided to read, for the very first time, a book by John Steinbeck.  I’ve had my eye on The Grapes of Wrath for quite some time, and I’ve finally decided to break down and read it.  It will be nice, for a change, to get a chance to read some American literature.  Here’s what the back of the book says:

At once naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath is perhaps the most American of American classics.  Although it follows the movement of thousands of men and women and the transformation of an entire nation during the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s, the Grapes of Wrath is also the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, who are driven off their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California.  From their trails and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of this new America, Steinbeck creates a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision, tragic but ultimately stirring in its insistence on human dignity.

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About Jeremy

Husband, book lover, Civil War Buff. If I could read for a living I would, but unfortunately, it doesn't pay the bills!

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