The Grapes of Wrath
978 0 14 029292 3
Paperback 536 pages

Shocking and controversial when it was first published, Steinbeck's Pulitzer prize-winning epic The Grapes of Wrath remains his undisputed masterpiece. Set against the background of Dust Bowl Oklahoma and Californian migrant life, it tells of the Joad family, who, like thousands of others, have travelled west in search of the promised land. Their story is one of false hopes, thwarted desires and broken dreams. Out of their suffering Steinbeck created a drama that is utterly human, but truly epic in its scale and scope; an astonishing and moving tribute to the endurance and dignity of the human spirit.