‘The Grapes Of Wrath’

On Friday, April 14, 1939, John Steinbeck’s novel ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ was first published by Viking Press.  The book won the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize for fiction.  It’s set during the Great Depression, about tenant farmers driven from their Oklahoma home by drought in the Dust Bowl.  The 1940 movie, directed by John Ford, starred Henry Fonda, above.

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