Author 's Date Of Birth : 1902

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Micah Koenigsberg Dr. Wanda White English 232-83 4 February 2015 Name of Author: John Steinbeck Author’s Date of Birth: 1902 Authors Date of Death: 1968 What genre of literature did this author typically write: Fiction and non-fiction Noted literary work: The Grapes of Wrath Work published: 1939 The Grapes of Wrath is one of John Steinbeck’s most popular novels; it earned him the Pulitzer Prize in 1940 (Lauter). The book is about an Oklahoma farming family who has to travel to California in search of work, food, and money during the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. Along there journey family members die, people are abounded, and people are exploited (Gale Cengage). When the book was released it caused much commotion because of its…show more content…
Back in California, Steinbeck wrote his first book Cup of Gold in 1929. It was rejected seven times before being published (Gale Cengage). Also, he met his first wife Carol Henning. Steinbeck proceeded to write The Pastures of Heaven and To a God Unknown. Steinbeck did not reach real success until his humorous book, Tortilla Flat, written in 1935, that was about a group of friends in Monterey, California. Then Steinbeck branched in to short stories one famous title Of Mice and Men (1937). John Steinbeck won a Pulitzer Prize in 1940 for his book, The Grapes of Wrath. It is about a farming family driven from their home by drought during the Great Depression. It follows the family as they travel to California, escaping the hardship and the Dust Bowl. Steinbeck continued into his later life with many more successful writings including Cannery Row, East of Eden, and Travels with Charley: In Search of America. All his great works lead him to winning the Nobel Prize in literature in 1962. John Steinbeck died on December 20, 1968 in New York City. The Chrysanthemums: Summary: The Chrysanthemums is a short story about one day at Henry and Elisa Allen’s farm. Their farm is in the Salinas Valley, California and it is winter. The story focuses around Elisa’s experiences that night and her view of the farm. She is gardening in her flower patch and sees her husband smoking cigarettes with two businessmen, who are
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