Analysis Of John Steinbeck 's ' The Grapes Of Wrath '

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John Steinbeck was born in 1902 in Salinas, California. After he graduated high school, he attended Stanford University, but never graduated. In 1925 Steinbeck went to New York to establish himself as a free-lance writer for a little while, but it didn’t work out so he went back to California. He published a few short stories and novels for a while. Then in 1935 he was discovered with Tortilla Flat, a series of humorous stories. Steinbeck’s novels are based on economic problems of labor. After the humorous Tortilla Flat, Steinbeck decided to write a more serious novel, In Dubious Battle, in 1936. It deals with the strikes of the migratory fruit pickers on California plantations. Then in 1937 Of Mice and Men was published. Later, The Long Valley, was published in 1938. In 1939 The Grapes of Wrath was published, the story of Oklahoma tenant farmers who couldn’t earn enough money for a living, so they moved to California and became migratory workers. After a while he wrote East of Eden in 1952, The Winter of Our Discontent in 1961, and Travels with Charley in 1962. Steinbeck wrote those three stories while traveling in a three-month tour through 40 American states. During this tour, he died in New York City in 1968.

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