A Student's Guide to John Steinbeck

A Student's Guide to John Steinbeck

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John Steinbeck is perhaps the most popular American author of the twentieth century. Steinbeck's fiction is famous for its depictions of the struggles of poor people-something that resonated strongly with the American public during the years of the Great Depression in the 1930s. Steinbeck also wrote several well-known works of nonfiction, along with screenplays for several films. Honors he has won include the 1940 Pulitzer Prize, as well as the 1962 Nobel Prize for literature. In this Student's Guide to John Steinbeck, the career of this literary giant is examined, offering accessible insight for young readers. Each work is placed in historical and biographical context, with special emphasis placed on curriculum-related works, including The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, and East of Eden. Also examined are several of Steinbeck's lesser known works of both fiction and non-fiction. Book jacket.
Publisher: Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow, c2004
ISBN: 9780766022591
0766022595
Branch Call Number: Y 813.52 S819zn 2004
Characteristics: 176 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Layfield, Eleanor Newman
Alternative Title: John Steinbeck

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