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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 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 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.
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
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.
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

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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

Cannery Row

Cannery Row

by Steinbeck, John

Paperback. Very Good.
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£12.40
The Pearl

The Pearl

by Steinbeck, John

Bantam, 1983-07-01. Bantam Ed, Sept '75/ 109th Print. Mass Market Paperback. Good. PB, 1988, 121st print. Ships next day. Book is in good shape; no tears, highlighting or underlining; has a little spine roll; has a name inside; has a name and initials on the edge pages; a little general wear; from a smoke-free environment.
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$3.50
Vcl: The Grapes of Wrath: Text and Criticism (Critical Library, Viking)
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£5.40
Sweet Thursday

Sweet Thursday

by Steinbeck, John

Paperback. Good.
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£3.99
The Pearl

The Pearl

by John Steinbeck

Penguin Publishing Group, 1994. Paperback. Good. Missing dust jacket; Pages can have notes/highlighting. Spine may show signs of wear. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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$5.99
The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

by John Steinbeck

Early paperback edition of "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck. 1946 2nd Printing (stated); Bantam Books; New York. Complete and unabridged. The "Battle Hymn of the Republic" is printed on both the front and back end papers.THE GRAPES OF WRATHFirst published in 1939, Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads—driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the... Read more
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$32.00
Sweet Thursday

Sweet Thursday

by Steinbeck, John

Viking. Good+ in Fair dust jacket. 1954. Hardcover. Binding well intact. Pages bright and unmarked, except faint remnant of original owner's info pencilled onto front endpaper. Cover bright and clean and well intact, with only minor wear along edges. Dust jacket bright and clean and intact, but worn along edges, heavy creasing at hinges, general aging throughout. Support an independent used bookstore in Minneapolis. ; 1954 .
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$55.25
THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT

THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT

by Steinbeck, John

New York: Heinemann, 1961. 1st U.K. Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Book condition is Very Good; with a Very Good- dust jacket. Edgewear to jacket, inlcuding some tearing. A few smudges and weak stains to jacket. Some foxing to volume, mostly to page edges. Boards are slightly bowed. Text is unmarked. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall.
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$150.00
The Short Novels of John Steinbeck

The Short Novels of John Steinbeck

by Steinbeck, John

New York: Viking Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1963. Hardcover. Red boards with black topstain. Small stains to the topstain. The dust jacket has a touch of rubbing, and a stain to the back cover. A presentable copy. Introduction by Joseph Henry Jackson.; Book Club Edition; 527 pages .
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$31.00
The Moon is Down

The Moon is Down

by John Steinbeck

The Moon is Down, John Steinbeck. Published by Viking, New York, 1942. First Edition "First Published in March 1942", second state with printing corrections. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 188 pp. Blind-stamped blue cloth boards with silver spine titles, top edge stained blue (faded). Faint stamped name to outer tail edge and light toning; otherwise contents are fine without tears, folds or marks. Binding is tight and boards are fine with a slight spine slant. Dust jacket is in very good condition with tiny... Read more
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CA$30.00
The Pearl

The Pearl

by John Steinbeck

1956; Bantam, New York, NY; Fifth Printing, VG+ Mass Market Paperback. "The Pearl is an enduring and classic fable of a fisherman who found a pearl beyond price. With the pearl, he hoped to buy peace and happiness for his impoverished family." 118 pp. mild cover wear, sticker on front. COLLECTIBLE! BOOKS IN TIME -- Hard to Find, Rare, Collectible & Out-of-Print Books for Less!
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$7.00
The Forgotten Village

The Forgotten Village

by John Steinbeck

Book League, 1941. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. 2nd printing before publication. With 136 photographs by Rosa Harvan Kline and Alexander Hackensmid from the film of the same name. Dust jacket mildly chipped.
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$55.00
The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

by John Steinbeck

London: William Heinemann, 1939. First British Edition. Rose dust jacket in very good condition with some wear especially at spine extremities, rubbing, price clipped, tape repairs on verso, creasing and darkening of rear cover. Blue cloth over boards, crisp gilt titling on spine, spine edges a little worn, top edges slightly darkened, Australian bookseller label on pink front paste-down endpaper, foxing, slight musty odor, otherwise in very good condition. (Goldstone & Payne A12b) John Ernst Steinbeck,... Read more
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$250.00
The Moon Is Down [Photoplay edition]

The Moon Is Down [Photoplay edition]

by Steinbeck, John

Sun Dial Press, 1943. First Edition Thus. Comic Book. 188 pages. Illustrated with stills from the 20th Century Fox production staring Cedric Hardwicke and Henry Travers. Steinbeck bibliography: A 17N. First edition thus. Near fine copy in variant blue cloth covers with slight wear. In a very good dust jacket with edge and corner wear and small closed edge tears.
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$25.00
The Wayward Bus

The Wayward Bus

by Steinbeck, John

New York: Viking. Very Good- in Fair dust jacket. 1947. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Rust colored cloth covers show light to moderate rubbing to edges and mostly showing along shelf edge. Book shows a slight spine lean and the binding is slightly loose though hinges remain sound. Former owner's signature with a 1947 date appears on the ffep. Text is otherwise free from markings and is only lightly toned. Jacket shows moderate to heavy edge wear with chipping, creasing, and some loss... Read more
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$45.00
The Wayward Bus

The Wayward Bus

by John Steinbeck

New York: Viking Press, 1947. 312 pp. Approximately 5 1/2 x 8 1/4". Pictorial jacket is in very good condition, with some wear, slight chipping of the spine, tape repairs to the inside of the jacket, original price of $2.75 intact, first edition first printing dust jacket. Grey cloth over boards with crisp lettering on cover and spine, blindstamp on front cover the same shade as the rest of the binding, top stained red, in near-fine condition. �(Goldstone & Payne A23 third issue)� � � � �... Read more
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$125.00
Once There Was a War

Once There Was a War

by John Steinbeck

Mandarin, 1990. Paperback. Fair. Former library book. Slight signs of wear on the cover. Soiling on the side. Ammareal gives back up to 15% of this book's net price to charity organizations.
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$31.34
The Winter Of Our Discontent

The Winter Of Our Discontent

by Steinbeck, John

New York, New York, U. S. A.: Viking Press, 1961. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Statement "First Published In 1961 By The Viking Press, Inc." On Copyright Page. Hinges Cracked. Light Wear At The Spine Tips. Bound In Blue With Gray Spine. Title In Black On A Blue Field And Author In Black. Top Edges Dyed Yellow.
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$9.99
OF MICE AND MEN

OF MICE AND MEN

by Steinbeck, John

New York: Covici Friede, 1937. First Edition; 2nd State. Hardcover. Book condition is Very Good in original boards. Lean to spine. Bookplate and "Meadow Ridge Library" ink stamp to front end page. One-inch tear to paper at rear gutter. Text is clean and unmarked. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall.
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$250.00
In dubious battle

In dubious battle

by Steinbeck, John

Paperback. Acceptable.
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£3.75
SWEET THURSDAY

SWEET THURSDAY

by John Steinbeck

New York: Viking Press, 1954. Second printing. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good. 6 x 9 in. Light olive cloth boards. Not BCE. Condition is VERY GOOD+ ; minimal shelf wear, extremely clean. Binding tight. Po's name scrawled on ffep. DJ is VERY GOOD ; not clipped ($3.50) very clean, spine mildly sunned, edges worn with chips, one larger chip at upper front. In a new Mylar wrapper. Fic. RGR.
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$45.00
Cannery Row

Cannery Row

by Steinbeck, John

The Viking Press, 1945. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Very good in a very good dust jacket. First Edition, first state. First Published by The Viking Press in January 1945 stated on the copyright page. Book is bound in original mustard colored cloth (not the bright yellow of later printings). Book has slight edge wear. Dust jacket shows original price of $2.00 printed on the front flap; some chipping along the edges, at corners and spine ends. Rubbing along the edges and some darkening... Read more
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$800.00
Of Mice and Men .

Of Mice and Men .

by Steinbeck, John

New York: The Limited Editions Club. , 1970. Limited edition, #171 of 1500 copies. . Hardcover, quarter brown leather over blue cloth boards, blind spine title, slipcase. . Very good, spine has dark spottting, otherwise tight and clean in a very good slipcase. . 4to.. Signed by the the artist on the colophon. Illustrated by Fletcher Martin.
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$55.00
The Short Reign of Pippin IV

The Short Reign of Pippin IV

by John Steinbeck

Hardcover with dust jacket, published by Viking, 1957. This is the 1957 Book Club Edition. Classic dust jacket illustration by William Pene Du Bois. Dusty rose colored boards with a diamond pattern, over mustard yellow cloth covered spine. Author name and title in red on the spine. Lettering on the spine is not rubbed or worn. The binding is tight and square. There's age tanning to the top text edge. Very little wear to the edges of the boards. No former ownership marks, no writing on the text pages.... Read more
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$10.00
The Pearl

The Pearl

by Steinbeck, John

New York, NY: Bantam Books. Fair with No dust jacket as issued. 1983. Mass Market Paperback. Ex-Library; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 118 pages; Soft Cover Paperback, No Dust Jacket, Book Shows Wear, Ex School markings ; BX126 .
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$9.26