Published December 1995
by Globe Fearon .
Written in English
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The Grapes of Wrath (), a book many claim is his masterpiece, was both critically acclaimed and denounced for its strong language and apparent leftist politics. Always shunning publicity, Steinbeck headed for Mexico in , where he made The Forgotten Village, a documentary film about conditions in rural : Penguin Publishing Group. The Grapes of Wrath, the best-known novel by John Steinbeck, published in The book evokes the harshness of the Great Depression and arouses sympathy for the struggles of migrant farmworkers beset by adversity and vast impersonal commercial influences. Learn more about the novel and its reception. Get free homework help on John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath: book summary, chapter summary and analysis, quotes, essays, and character analysis courtesy of CliffsNotes. In John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, Tom Joad and his family are forced from their farm in the Depression-era Oklahoma Dust Bowl and set out for California along with thousands of others . When The Grapes of Wrath was published in , America, still recovering from the Great Depression, came face to face with itself in a startling, lyrical way. John Steinbeck gathered the country's recent shames and devastations--the Hoovervilles, the desperate, dirty children, the dissolution of kin, the oppressive labor conditions--in the Joad family/5(K).