Research Paper On John Steinbeck

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John Steinbeck was born on February 27, 1902 in Salinas, California. He was the third child of Olive Hamilton and John Ernst Steinbeck. He had two older sisters, and one younger sister. From his birth until he went to Stanford University in 1919, Steinbeck enjoyed his childhood and his teen years in Salinas. His family experienced some setbacks when he was a teenager. His father lost his job as manager of Sperry flour then he opened a feed and grain store that failed. Only when Steinbeck was in college did the family’s money stabilize and John Steinbeck’s father became Monterey county treasurer. After leaving Stanford in 1925, he occasionally worked for next three years at a lodge in the High Sierra near Lake Tahoe as a caretaker and handyman.
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