The Grapes Of Wrath By John Steinbeck

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John Steinbeck John Steinbeck was an American novelist; born on February 27, 1902 in Salinas, California. Steinbeck dropped out of college and worked as a manual laborer before becoming a successful writer. His 1939 novel, The Grapes of Wrath (migration of a family from the Oklahoma Dust Bowl to California) won a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award. John Steinbeck also served in World War II; and the outstanding author died in New York in December 20, 1968 caused by a heart disease. In his early years his dad, John Ernst Steinbeck worked different jobs to keep his family well fed. His mother (Olive Hamilton) also worked; she worked as a former school teacher. John Steinbeck had three sisters and had a happy childhood. Steinbeck was a shy and smart boy; and decided to become a writer at the age of 14. He would lock himself in his bedroom to write stories and poems. In the Early years of his career John Steinbeck moved to New York City, where he worked as a newspaper reporter and a construction worker but then after that adventure Steinbeck returned to California to work as a caretaker in Laker Tahoe. At that time Steinbeck wrote his first novel Cup of Gold in 1929. Steinbeck met and married his first wife Carol Henning. His other novels (ex. The pastures of heaven in 1932 and To a God unknown in 1933) were not very successful as the novel Tortilla Flat in 1935 which he got recognition for. His other short stories such as Dubious Battle in 1936, Of Mice and…
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