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The Grapes Of Wrath

The Grapes Of Wrath

by John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath
stands as a pivotal piece of American literature. The story follows
the Joad family (and thousands of others) as they are driven from the
Oklahoma farm where they are sharecroppers during the Great
Depression. The drought, economic hardship, and changes in financial
and agricultural industries send them searching for dignity and
honest work in the bountiful state of California.


The novel earned Steinbeck the Pulitzer
Prize for fiction in 1940, and inspired the... Read more
Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

by John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men is a novella written by Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck. Published in 1937, it tells the tragic story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers during the Great Depression in California.An intimate portrait of two men who cherish the slim bond between them and the dream they share in a world marred by petty tyranny, misunderstanding, jealousy, and callousness. Clinging to each other in their loneliness and alienation, George and his simple-minded... Read more
East Of Eden

East Of Eden

by John Steinbeck

East of Eden is a novel by Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck, published in September 1952. Often described as Steinbeck's most ambitious novel, East of Eden brings to life the intricate details of two families, the Trasks and the Hamiltons, and their interwoven stories. The novel was originally addressed to Steinbeck's young sons, Thom and John (then 6½ and 4½ respectively). Steinbeck wanted to describe the Salinas Valley for them in detail: the sights, sounds, smells, and colors.
Cannery Row

Cannery Row

by John Steinbeck

Cannery Row is the waterfront street in the New Monterey section of Monterey, California, USA. It is the site of a number of now-defunct sardine canning factories. The street name, formerly a nickname for Ocean View Avenue, became official in January 1958 to honor John Steinbeck and his famous novel Cannery Row.
The Moon Is Down

The Moon Is Down

by John Steinbeck

In this masterful tale set in Norway during World War II, Steinbeck explores the effects of invasion on both the conquered and the conquerors. As he delves into the emotions of the German commander and the Norwegian traitor, and depicts the spirited patriotism of the Norwegian underground, Steinbeck uncovers profound, often unsettling truths about war—and about human nature. Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s self-described “celebration of the durability of democracy”... Read more
The Pearl

The Pearl

by John Steinbeck

Like his father and grandfather before him, Kino is a poor diver, gathering pearls from the gulf beds that once brought great wealth to the Kings of Spain and now provide Kino, Juana, and their infant son with meager subsistence. Then, on a day like any other, Kino emerges from the sea with a pearl as large as a sea gull's egg, as "perfect as the moon." With the pearl comes hope, the promise of comfort and of security . . . A story of classic simplicity, based on a Mexican folk tale, The... Read more
The Winter Of Our Discontent

The Winter Of Our Discontent

by John Steinbeck

The Winter of Our Discontent published in 1961, is John Steinbeck's last novel. The title is a reference to the line "Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this son [or sun] of York," from William Shakespeare's Richard III.
Travels With Charley

Travels With Charley

by John Steinbeck

Travels with Charley: In Search of America is a travelogue by American author John Steinbeck. It documents the road trip he took with his French standard poodle Charley around the United States, in 1960. He wrote that he was moved by a desire to see his country on a personal level, since he made his living writing about it.
Sweet Thursday

Sweet Thursday

by John Steinbeck

Sweet Thursday is a 1954 novel by John Steinbeck. It is a sequel to Cannery Row and set in the years after the end of World War II. According to the author, "Sweet Thursday" is the day after Lousy Wednesday and the day before Waiting Friday.
The Wayward Bus

The Wayward Bus

by John Steinbeck

Today, nearly forty years after his death, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck remains one of America's greatest writers and cultural figures. Over the next year, his many works, beginning with the six shown here, will be published as black-spine Penguin Classics for the first time and will feature eye-catching, newly commissioned art.Of this initial group of six titles, The Wayward Bus is in a new edition. An imaginative and unsentimental chronicle of a bus traveling California's back roads. This... Read more
Tortilla Flat

Tortilla Flat

by John Steinbeck

Tortilla Flat (1935) is an early Steinbeck novel set in Monterey, California. The book portrays with great sympathy and humour a group of paisanos (fellows/countrymen), denouncing society by enjoying life and wine in the idyllic days after the end of the Great War and preceding U.S. prohibition. Tortilla Flat was made into a film in 1942. Steinbeck would later return to the some of the panhandling locals of Monterey (though not the Spanish paisanos of the Flat) in his novel Cannery Row (1945).
The Red Pony

The Red Pony

by John Steinbeck

"The Red Pony" is an episodic novella written by American writer John Steinbeck in 1933. The first three chapters were published in magazines from 1933–1936, and the full book was published in 1937 by Viking Penguin. The stories in the book are tales of a boy named Jody Tiflin. The book has four different stories about Jody and his life on his father's California ranch.
A Russian Journal

A Russian Journal

by John Steinbeck

A Russian Journal was written by John Steinbeck and illustrated by photographer Robert Capa as the two traveled through the bloc countries of the Soviet Union during the early years of the Cold War era, shortly after the Iron Curtain fell across Eastern Europe. The journey, intended for a report with the New York Herald Tribune, recorded the grim realities of factory workers, government clerks, and peasants of the region (from Moscow and Stalingrad – now Volgograd – to the countryside of the Ukraine... Read more
The Long Valley

The Long Valley

by John Steinbeck

First published in 1938, this volume of stories collected with the encouragement of his longtime editor Pascal Covici serves as a wonderful introduction to the work of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck. Set in the beautiful Salinas Valley of California, where simple people farm the land and struggle to find a place for themselves in the world, these stories reflect Steinbeck’s characteristic interests: the tensions between town and country, laborers and owners, past and present. Included here... Read more
The Short Novels Of John Steinbeck

The Short Novels Of John Steinbeck

by John Steinbeck

Collected here for the first time in a deluxe paperback volume are six of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s most widely read and beloved short novels—Tortilla Flat, The Red Pony, Of Mice and Men, The Moon Is Down, Cannery Row and The Pearl. From Steinbeck’s tale of commitment, loneliness, and hope in Of Mice and Men, to his tough yet charming portrait of people on the margins of Monterey society in Cannery Row, to The Pearl’s mythic examination of the fallacy of the... Read more
America and Americans

America and Americans

by John Steinbeck

This is a unique selection of nonfiction work by the quintessential American writer.
The Log From the Sea Of Cortez

The Log From the Sea Of Cortez

by John Steinbeck

Ed Ricketts was the inspiration for the character "Doc" in Steinbeck's novels _Cannery Row and _Sweet Thursday.
The Pastures Of Heaven

The Pastures Of Heaven

by John Steinbeck

The Pastures of Heaven is a novel by John Steinbeck, first published in 1932, consisting of twelve interconnected stories about a valley in Monterey, California, which was discovered by a Spanish corporal while chasing runaway Indian slaves. Enchanted by the valley's natural beauty, the corporal names it Las Pasturas del Cielo or "The Pastures of Heaven.
Cup Of Gold

Cup Of Gold

by John Steinbeck

A STANDOUT in the Steinbeck canon, Cup of Gold is edgy and adventurous, brash and distrustful of society, and sure to add a new dimension to the common perception of this all-American writer. Steinbeck's first novel and sole work of historical fiction contains themes that resonate throughout the author's prodigious body of work. From the mid-1650s through the 1660s, Henry Morgan, a pirate and outlaw of legendary viciousness, ruled the Spanish Main. He ravaged the coasts of Cuba and America, striking... Read more
To a God Unknown

To a God Unknown

by John Steinbeck

To a God Unknown is a novel by John Steinbeck, first published in 1933. The book was Steinbeck's second novel (after his unsuccessful Cup of Gold), the title taken from a hymn excerpt of the Rig Veda's Book X. Steinbeck found To a God Unknown extremely difficult to write; taking him roughly five years to complete, the novella proved more time-consuming than either East of Eden or The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck's longest novels.
The Short Reign Of Pippin IV

The Short Reign Of Pippin IV

by John Steinbeck

In his only work of political satire, The Short Reign of Pippin IV, John Steinbeck turns the French Revolution upside down as amateur astronomer Pippin Héristal is drafted to rule the unruly French. Steinbeck creates around the infamous Pippin the most hilarious royal court ever: Pippin’s wife, Queen Marie, who “might have taken her place at the bar of a very good restaurant”; his uncle, a man of dubious virtue; his glamour-struck daughter and her beau, the son of the so-called... Read more
In Dubious Battle

In Dubious Battle

by John Steinbeck

In Dubious Battle is a novel by John Steinbeck, written in 1936. The central figure of the story is an activist for "the Party" (the American Communist Party, although it is never specifically named in the novel) who is organizing a major strike by the workers, seeking thus to attract followers to his cause. In Steinbeck's obituary, the New York Times said that "Although the writer's sympathies were clearly with the strikers...
The Forgotten Village

The Forgotten Village

by John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck Books & Ephemera

The Acts Of King Arthur and His Noble Knights

The Acts Of King Arthur and His Noble Knights

by Steinbeck, John

Steinbeck seeks to update the rich legends of King Arthur in his adaptation titled The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights.
The tale begins with the birth of Arthur, heir to the throne, and son of Uther Pendragon, and follows him through the quests that made him legend.
The Steinbeck Omnibus

The Steinbeck Omnibus

by Steinbeck, John

Tortilla Flat

Tortilla Flat

by Steinbeck, John

Paperback. Very Good.
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£3.99
Of Mice And Men (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)

Of Mice And Men (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)

by Steinbeck, John

Paperback. Good.
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£10.42
Zapata

Zapata

by STEINBECK, John

(New York): Penguin Books, 1993. Softcover. Near Fine. First edition. Edited and with commentary by Robert E. Morsberger. Includes Steinbeck's screenplay for *Viva Zapata!* with notes by director Elia Kazan. Illustrated. Light, minimal rubbing thus near fine in wrappers.
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$70.00
The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights

The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights

by John Steinbeck

Avenel Books, 1982. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good. 1982 edition. Jacket is clean and glossy, with minor edgewear. Opening edge of back inner flap is soiled. Pages are clean and unmarked. Boards are firm and even, with sharp corners. Binding is tight and square.
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$25.00
THE NOVELS OF JOHN STEINBECK

THE NOVELS OF JOHN STEINBECK

by Harry Thornton Moore

Chicago: Normandie House, 1939. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. 102 pgs. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering on cover and spine. Condition is VERY GOOD+ ; no edge wear, corners not bumped, covers extremely clean. Slight bumping to lower spine, binding tight, text perfect. Upper text block darkened. DJ condition is VERY GOOD ; not price-clipped ($1.50) two small open tears to back, edges somewhat chipped, generall has faint browning, otherwise very clean. In new Mylar... Read more
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$40.00
The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

by John Steinbeck

World Books, 1940. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1940. 553 pages. No dust jacket. Brown cloth. Pages are heavily tanned with noticeable foxing throughout. Binding is loose causing pages to be shaky. Occasional dog-eared corners. Thumb-marking present throughout. Boards have heavy edge wear with corner bumping. Moderate tanning to spine and edges with some crushing to spine ends. Fraying with large splits to spine edges and joints. Black marks overall. Book has a slight forward lean.
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£5.99
The Wayward Bus

The Wayward Bus

by Steinbeck, John

New York: The Viking Press. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1947. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. 0670752770 . No Dust jacket. 1947 Bookclub edition. Text is clean. Pages tanning lightly. Cover shows normal shelfwear, with light darkening of cloth at base of spine. ; Book Club Edition; 312 pages .
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$7.00
Tortilla Flat (Contemporary English Series 40)

Tortilla Flat (Contemporary English Series 40)

by Steinbeck, John; edited with introduction by K. Takamura

Osaka Kyoiku Tosho, 1962. First Edition Thus. Trade Paperback. 110 pages. 5 by 7-1/4 inches. English language textbook with Japanese annotations. Chapters I, II, VII, VIII, XIII. Illustrated. Introduction in Japanese. First edition thus. Very good in soiled wrappers (paperback). Scarce.
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$250.00
New Stories for Men

New Stories for Men

by Grayson, Charles (ed)

Permabooks, 1951. Paperback. Fair/No Dust Jacket. Permabooks, 1951. Fair/No Dust Jacket. Paperback wrappers creased, no tears, cracked in middle of book;. all pages intact and attached. Text clean, tanned at edges, no tears.
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$8.59
THE GRAPES OF WRATH

THE GRAPES OF WRATH

by JOHN STEINBECK

This is a luxury edition copy of The Grapes of Wrath, the brilliant novel by the American author John Steinbeck (1902-1968). The book, about a family struggling through the Great Depression, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and put Steinbeck over the top to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.It was first published in 1939. Viking division Compass issued this edition in 1958 and it was published as part of the International Collectors Library collection.It is dark navy blue with gilt on the cover... Read more
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CA$75.00
The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

by John Steinbeck

Guild Publishing, 1979. Hardcover. Good. 1979. No Edition Remarks. 473 pages. No dust jacket. Decorated red cloth. Pages remain bright and clear with minimal tanning and foxing. Slight cracking to hinges. Binding remains firm. Boards have mild edge wear with slight rubbing to surfaces. Soft crushing to spine ends. Rubbing to spine strip.
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£6.09
The Moon is Down

The Moon is Down

by Steinbeck, John

NY: Viking. Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket. 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition hardcover "first published in March 1942" and second state with no period between talk and this on p. 112, printer listed to CP. Covers lightly worn. The unclipped DJ in mylar shows considerable wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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$24.99
The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

by Steinbeck, John

New York: Viking Press, 1939. Ninth printing. Hardcover. Very Good +. Viking Press September 1939 ninth printing, as stated. Natural fiber cloth pictorial boards have very light wear. Faint age toning on very outer edges. Spine has deeper coloring but with no wear. The boards are in remarkable condition with no bumps, top and bottom of spine is like new. Binding is straight and tight. No dust jacket. End papers are strong and tanned. No marks inside or out. Pages are clean, bright, unmarked, uncreased.... Read more
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$95.00
The Forgotten Village

The Forgotten Village

by John Steinbeck

The Viking Press, New York, 1941 Signed, First Edition, second printing. First Edition, Second Printing with the words "First Published in May 1941" This copy is signed by John Steinbeck on the title page. Condition: Jacket is spine browned and edge chipped, now in an archival plastic protector. cloth binding is clean and unworn, end-papers are partially browned, internally clean and tight. The book is in overall excellent condition.
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A$3300.00
The Pearl

The Pearl

by Steinbeck, John

Oxford: Heinemann New Windmills. 1989. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in pictorial laminated boards. Previous owner's details to front pastedown. Black & white illustrations. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. 86 pages. . Reprint. Hardback.
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A$10.00
The Intricate Music A Biography of John Steinbeck

The Intricate Music A Biography of John Steinbeck

by Kiernan, Thomas

Little Brown & Co. Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket. 1979. First Edition. Hardcover. Stated first edition hardcover. Inscribed to the title page by Thomas Steinbeck, eldest son of John Steinbeck. Slight wrinkling to spine, PO name to ffep, trace soil. The DJ in mylar is slightly toned/edgeworn. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; Signed by Associated .
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$34.99
THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT

THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT

by Steinbeck, John

New York: The Viking Press, 1961. First Trade Edition. Hardcover. Octavo, 311pp.; G+/VG-; spine is predominately blue with black and cream text; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$4.50'; minor edge-wear and sunning to jacket; some bumping and shelf-wear; partially removed label / paper residue to front inner flap and front pastedown; spine cocked. Binding shakes lightly but is sturdy; First published in 1961 stated on the copyright page with no statement of other printings. Solid... Read more
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$105.00
Tortilla Flat

Tortilla Flat

by John Steinbeck

New York: Covici Friede, 1935. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Good. Oatmeal cloth hardcover book in good condition, with facsimile dust jacket in mylar. This is a 1st printing, with 1935 on copyright page and no further printings listed. Cover shows usual shelf wear, particularly on spine. A very faded dampstain on bottom of cover, front back and spine. Some minor spotting and dampstaining on pastedowns and endpapers. Binding is secure, and pages are clean. Blue topstain very faded in colour.... Read more
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$369.93
Winter of Our Discontent

Winter of Our Discontent

by John Steinbeck

William Heinemann Ltd, 1961. Hardcover. Good/Good. 1961. First Published in GB. 366 pages. Picotrila Dust jacket over red cloth with gilt lettering. Light tanning to pages; heavier to text block edges. Binding remains firm. Boards have minor corner bumping and edgewear. Spine has soft crushing to ends. Lettering remains bright and clear. Unclipped dust jacket with minor rubbing, chipping and tearing to edges. Moderate tanning and sunning overall; heavier tanning to inside panels.
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£9.99
Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

by JOHN STEINBECK

Penguin Classics, 1994. Paperback. Good. Slight signs of wear on the cover. Soiling on the side. Different cover. Edition 1994. Ammareal gives back up to 15% of this book's net price to charity organizations.
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$5.22
THE GRAPES OF WRATH

THE GRAPES OF WRATH

by JOHN STEINBECK

USED GOOD
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€2.00
THE GRAPES OF WRATH

THE GRAPES OF WRATH

by STEINBECK, JOHN

Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1968. All edges gilt. Covers and spine decorated and lettered in gilt. Sewn-im silk bookmark. Illustrated with lithographs by Thomas Hart Benton. One minor scuff rear cover First published in 1939, it won the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and was cited when Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize in 1962. 559pp.. The Collector's Library of Famous Editio. Full Burgundy Leather. Fine/No Dust Jacket. Demy Octavo.
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$90.00
The Forgotten Village

The Forgotten Village

by STEINBECK, JOHN

New York: The Viking Press, 1941. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. Rosa Harvan Kline. Type: Ex-Library 1941 Hardcover Ex- Lib Book in Fair Condition, no jacket. A story-in film and book- of the little pueblo Santiago on the hillside of the mountains in Mexico and of the boy Juan Diego and his family and his people who live there in a time when the past slips unnoticed and reluctantly into the future. With the story and film script written by John Steinbeck and 136 photographs by Rosa Harvan Kline. This story... Read more
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$9.94
The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

by Steinbeck, John

The Modern Library, 1939. Good Hardcover, no dustjacket, some wear. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Cover.
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$35.00