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Both a fast-paced story of social unrest and strike, and the tale of one young man's struggle for identity, In Dubious Battle is a novel about the apocalyptic violence that breaks out when the masses become the mob. Set in California apple country, a strike by migrant workers spirals out of control, as principled defiance turns into blind fanaticism. Caught in this upheaval is Jim Nolan, a once aimless man who finds himself briefly becoming the leader of the strike before being crushed in its service. In Dubious Battle explores and dramatises many of the ideas and themes key to Steinbeck's writing.

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  • Paperback

    9780141186023

    February 6, 2001

    Penguin Classics

    384 pages

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  • In Dubious Battle
    John Steinbeck, John Steinbeck

    EBook

    9780141915050

    February 6, 2001

    Penguin eBooks

    384 pages

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