Grapes of Wrath

Topics: The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck, Dust Bowl Pages: 13 (3232 words) Published: January 13, 2013
OHHS AP/Pre-AP English Name Nicole Melendez Per. 6

Major Works Data Sheet: Fiction (Updated 4/6/2012)
Note: Cite references in MLA format, in-text, and parenthetically. Complete a Works Cited page of all references used. | |Biographical information about the author: | |Title: The Grapes of Wrath | | |Author: John Steinbeck |John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California. Steinbeck went to Stanford | |Date of Authorship: May - October 1938 |University however, he never graduated. He went to New York, in 1925, where he | |Date of Original Publication: April 14, 1939 |tried to become a self-employed writer, but he was didn't succeed and decided | |Genre: Epic, social commentary, realistic fiction |to return to California. He published some short stories and novel. However, in| | |1935, Steinbeck became well-know for his book Tortilla Flat. Steinbeck’s novels| | |became known for dealing with rural labour’s economic problems and the worship | | |of the soil. After writing Tortilla Flat, he wanted to write a more serious | | |fiction. He wrote In Dubious Battle, in 1936, that dealt with the strikes of | | |the migrant fruit pickers in California. Steinbeck then wrote Of Mice and Men, | | |in 1937. It was about a a giant imbecile Lennie and shorts stories gathered in | | |The Long Valley, which was written in 1938. In 1939, he wrote The Gapes of | | |Wrath, which is known as his best work. It is about Oklahoma farmers who failed| | |earning a living and decide to move to California where they can became | | |migratory workers. He also wrote East of Eden in 1952 and The Winter of Our | | |Discontent in 1961. In 1962, Steinbeck wrote Travels with Charley, which was | | |about his experiences in a three-month tour in a truck that led him through | | |forty American states. John Steinbeck died in New York City in 1968. | | | | | |Citation: "Biography." John Steinbeck -. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 July 2012. | | |. | |Pertinent and relevant historical information concerning the text or affecting |...
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