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'To the red country and part of the gray country of Oklahoma, the last rains came gently, and they did not cut the scarred earth.'
Drought and economic depression are driving thousands from Oklahoma. As their land becomes just another strip in the dust bowl, the Joads, a family of sharecroppers, decide they have no choice but to follow. They head west, towards California, where they hope to find work and a future for their family. But while the journey to this promised land will take its inevitable toll, there remains uncertainty about what awaits their arrival . . .
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, The Grapes of Wrath is an epic human drama. Of this novel, Steinbeck himself said: 'I've done my damndest to rip a reader's nerves to rags, I don't want him satisfied.'

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  • Paperback

    9780241980347

    July 3, 2017

    Penguin General UK

    544 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • Paperback

    9780141394886

    May 28, 2014

    Penguin Classics

    688 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Paperback

    9780141185064

    October 23, 2000

    Peng. Mod. Classics

    528 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Hardback

    9781857151541

    May 28, 1993

    Everyman

    578 pages

    RRP $27.99

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  • EBook

    9780141915036

    October 23, 2000

    Penguin eBooks

    528 pages

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