The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

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Set during the Great Depression, the novel focuses on a poor family of sharecroppers, the Joads, driven from their home by drought, economic hardship, and changes in the agriculture industry. In a nearly hopeless situation, they set out for California's Salinas Valley along with thousands of other "Okies" in search of land, jobs and dignity.

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The 34th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 3rd on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  2. - 4th on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)
  3. - 7th on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century (Le Monde)
  4. - 8th on The Celebrity Reading List (Gardiner Public Library)
  5. - 10th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  6. - 30th on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
  7. - 34th on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
  8. - 37th on The Top 10: The Greatest Books of All Time (The Top 10 (Book))
  9. - 42nd on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  10. - 49th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  11. - 60th on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  12. - 69th on The 100 Favorite Novels of Librarians (Bookman.com)
  13. - 79th on 100 Essential Books (Bravo! Magazine)
  14. - The Graphic Canon (Book)
  15. - Recommended Books (Academy of Achievement)
  16. - Select 100 (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  17. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)
  18. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (UK))
  19. - 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Barnes and Noble)
  20. - The Best Classics (The Times)
  21. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)
  22. - The Dream of the Great American Novel (Book)
  23. - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (Pulitzer Prize)
  24. - The 80 Books Every Man Should Read (Esquire)
  25. - 100 Most Influential Books of the Century (Boston Public Library)
  26. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  27. - Världsbiblioteket (The World Library) (Tidningen Boken)
  28. - 50 Books to (Re-)Read at 50 (nextavenue)
  29. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)
  30. - The Book of Great Books: A Guide to 100 World Classics (Book)
  31. - From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  32. - Great Books (The Learning Channel)
  33. - Best Books Ever (bookdepository.com)
  34. - 100 Life-Changing Books (National Book Award)

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