Grapes of Wrath. By John Steinbeck. Illustrated by Charles Reid. Limited Edition. Franklin Library. Franklin Center, 1978.

$70.00

John Steinbeck is a titan of American literature with numerous major contributions to American literary history. He is one of a few people to win both the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize. His everyman characters and sprawling, socially aware plots capture quintessential aspects of the American experience in the twentieth century. His prose, rich yet unadorned, contains a mastery of the English language on par with any writer before or after him. Of his greatest works, Grapes of Wrath contains all of these qualities at their highest. It follows the Joad family during the Great Depression and Dust Bowl as they leave Oklahoma for California, desperate for a better life. The novel is generally considered the best literary fiction depicting the Dust Bowl. It won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, and is considered by many to be Steinbeck’s greatest work. This limited edition by the Franklin Library recognizes its significance as part of their Greatest Books of the Twentieth Century series. Paired with the text are Charles Reid’s spectacular illustrations. For any Steinbeck collector, it is an essential volume.

This limited edition is in fine condition. In the original full tan leather, finely gilt stamped. Gilt spine label. Raised bands. Text block fine. Gilt edges. Silk moire endpapers and bookmark sewn in.

A fine collector’s copy of Grapes of Wrath.

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Grapes of Wrath. By John Steinbeck. Illustrated by Charles Reid. Limited Edition. Franklin Library. Franklin Center, 1978.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in