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Grapes of Wrath

In John Steinbeck’s 1939 novel set during the Great Depression and the storms of the Dust Bowl, the Joads lose their Oklahoma farm and begin a new and difficult life as migrant farm workers in California.

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Steinbeck, John
  • Grapes of Wrath

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  •  PS3537.T3234

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Bloom, Harold (ed.).  John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath.  1988.  Call Number:  PS3537.T3234 G856 1988
  • Ditsky, John (ed.).  Critical Essays on Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath.  1989.  Call Number:  PS3537.T3234 G847 1989
  • Heavilin, Barbara A. (ed.).  The Critical Response to John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath.  2000.  Call Number:  PS3537.T3234 G8472 2000
  • Steinbeck, John.  Grapes of Wrath.  1939.  Call Number:  PS3537.T3234 G8 1966a
  • Weiner, Gary (ed.). Readings on the Grapes of Wrath.  1999.  Call Number:  PS3537.T3234 G887 1999

Reference Materials

  • Contemporary Literary Criticism.  Call Number: REF PN771 .C59

                  o   Vol. 1, pg. 324-6

                  o   Vol. 5, pg. 405-8

                  o   Vol. 9, pg. 512-20

                  o   Vol. 13, pg. 529-34

                  o   Vol. 21, pg. 367-9, 371-4, 376, 381-4, 386, 390-1

                  o   Vol. 34, pg. 404-5, 407-15

                  o   Vol. 45, pg. 369-71, 373-77, 382-83

                  o   Vol. 59, pg. 315-33, 335-7, 339-54

                  o   Vol. 75, pg. 341, 343, 350, 357

                  o   Vol. 124, pg. 379, 385-88, 394, 396-7, 399-402, 407-11, 413-19, 423-5

  • Critical Survey of Long FictionCall Number: REF PN3321 .C75 2000

                  o   Vol. 6, pg. 3054

  • Magill’s Survey of American LiteratureCall Number: REF PS21 .M34 2007

                  o   Vol. 6, pg. 2420

  • Masterplots: Revised 2nd ed.Call Number: REF PN44 .M33 1996

                  o   Vol. 5, pg. 2632-35

  • Novels for StudentsCall Number: REF PN44 .N937

                  o   Vol. 7, pg. 103-124

  • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Call Number:  REF PN771 .G27

                  o   Vol. 135, pg. 240-364

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