The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

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.

The 30th 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. - 9th on Waterstone's Books of the Century (LibraryThing)
  6. - 10th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  7. - 30th on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
  8. - 34th on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
  9. - 37th on The Top 10: The Greatest Books of All Time (The Top 10 (Book))
  10. - 42nd on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  11. - 49th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  12. - 60th on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  13. - 69th on The 100 Favorite Novels of Librarians (Bookman.com)
  14. - 79th on 100 Essential Books (Bravo! Magazine)
  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. - The Dream of the Great American Novel (Book)
  22. - The College Board: 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers (http://www.uhlibrary.net/pdf/college_board_recommended_books.pdf)
  23. - The Great American Read (PBS)
  24. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)
  25. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)
  26. - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (Pulitzer Prize)
  27. - The 80 Books Every Man Should Read (Esquire)
  28. - 100 Most Influential Books of the Century (Boston Public Library)
  29. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  30. - Världsbiblioteket (The World Library) (Tidningen Boken)
  31. - 50 Books to (Re-)Read at 50 (nextavenue)
  32. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)
  33. - The Book of Great Books: A Guide to 100 World Classics (Book)
  34. - From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  35. - Great Books (The Learning Channel)
  36. - Best Books Ever (bookdepository.com)
  37. - 100 Life-Changing Books (National Book Award)
  38. - The Graphic Canon (Book)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Las uvas de la ira: (Spanish language edition of The Grapes of Wrath) (Critical Library, Viking) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 504024 $11.94 $6.57 2002
Working Days: The Journals of The Grapes of Wrath Paperback 396231 $9.60 $3.44 1990
John Steinbeck: The Grapes of Wrath and Other Writings 1936-1941: The Grapes of Wrath, The Harvest Gypsies, The Long Valley, The Log from the Sea of Cortez (Library of America) Hardcover 109165 $17.50 $2.63 1996
The Grapes of Wrath SparkNotes Literature Guide (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series) Paperback 99716 $3.99 $1.01 2014
John Steinbeck's: The Grapes of Wrath Paperback 44123 $8.24 $2.00 1991
The Grapes of Wrath Paperback 464 $7.65 $1.98 2006
Grapes of Wrath, The (Barron's Book Notes) Paperback 646135 $7.03 $0.75 1984
The Grapes of Wrath: Critical Library (The Viking Critical Library) Paperback 728779 $63.53 $0.40 1977
John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath Paperback 1311044 $52.68 $7.76 1991
The Grapes of Wrath: Text and Criticism; Revised Edition (Critical Library, Viking) Paperback 809717 $14.77 $1.25 1997
By John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath (Centennial Edition) (12.9.2001) Paperback 149618 $109.39 $5.15 2001
The Harvest Gypsies Paperback 108880 $9.50 $3.91 2002
The Grapes of Wrath Mass Market Paperback 43326 $12.09 $2.93
The Grapes of Wrath First Edition Hardcover 263720 $50.00
The Grapes of Wrath (Macmillan Readers) Paperback 4286261 $7.41 $12.99 2009
The Grapes of Wrath (20th Century Classics) Mass Market Paperback 54947 $5.83 $0.01 1992
The Grapes of Wrath (Penguin Classics) Audio CD 70337 $25.34 $25.62 2011
The Grapes of Wrath (Penguin Classics) Hardcover 187906 $16.93 $17.99 2006
The Grapes of Wrath Audio CD 8046372 $25.65 $28.50 2002
The Grapes of Wrath [A Viking Compass Book] Paperback 495852 $263.76 $0.20 1958
The grapes of wrath (Penguin modern classics) Hardcover 512329 $29.96 $7.24 2013
The Grapes Of Wrath Hardcover 1772964 $2.23
The Grapes of Wrath (Library Edition Audio CDs) (L.A. Theatre Works Audio Theatre Collections) Audio CD 727194 $17.77 $17.99 2003
The Harvest Gypsies: On the Road to "the Grapes of Wrath" Paperback 674653 $17.33 $4.99
Las uvas de la ira (Spanish Edition) Paperback 3595825 $21.36 $20.29 2012
The Grapes of Wrath (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century) Paperback 223254 $7.24 $0.01 1999
The Grapes of Wrath Hardcover 1841546 $15.23
Las uvas de la ira/ The Grapes of Wrath (Spanish Edition) Paperback 3836455 $19.99 2008
Las uvas de la ira (Spanish Edition) Paperback 2401531 $28.87 $40.06 2010
The Grapes of Wrath 75th Anniversary Edition Hardcover 983059 $22.09 2014
Working Days: The Journals of The Grapes of Wrath Kindle Edition 273721 $10.99 1990
The Grapes of Wrath - 1986 publication. Mass Market Paperback 1895744 $3.95 $3.93
The Grapes of Wrath Mass Market Paperback 785582 $1.01
The Grapes of Wrath (SparkNotes Literature Guide) (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series) Paperback 1122941 $7.79 $0.01 2002
The Grapes of Wrath Kindle Edition 4876 $7.99 2006
The Grapes of Wrath Mass Market Paperback 1635932 $16.39 $0.73
Grapes of Wrath Audio CD 3848253 $611.12
The Grapes of Wrath MP3 CD 505631 $8.53 $15.91 2016
The Grapes of Wrath Paperback 489019 $7.78 $0.01
The Grapes of Wrath - An Opera in 3 Acts Sheet music 1705053 $125.00 $131.00 2009
THE GRAPES OF WRATH BY JOHN STEINBECK Hardcover 204694 $129.00 $5.85
Working Days: The Journals of the Grapes of Wrath 1938-1941 Hardcover 908382 $29.97 $1.80 1989
The Grapes of Wrath (Dramatized) Audible Audio Edition 49402 $5.95 2010
The Grapes of Wrath (Centennial Edition) Paperback 2686 $6.64 $1.49 2002
The Grapes of Wrath Mass Market Paperback 996660 $203.39 $10.66
The Grapes of Wrath (Penguin Modern Classics) by Steinbeck, John New impression Edition (1970) Hardcover 1124940 $64.81 $13.44