The Grapes of Wrath Summary
John Steinbeck

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The Grapes of Wrath is a Pulitzer-prize winning novel by author John Steinbeck. During the Dust Bowl of the late 1930s, millions of acres of farmland were destroyed in the Midwestern United States. The novel follows the Joad family as they journey from their ruined farm in Oklahoma to the promised paradise in California and there try to make a living for themselves in the miserable working conditions of Depression-era California. The Grapes of Wrath is an epic story of man's struggle to survive in conjunction with man's need to work.

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