Working Days: The Journals Of The Grapes Of Wrath by John SteinbeckWorking Days: The Journals Of The Grapes Of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Working Days: The Journals Of The Grapes Of Wrath

byJohn Steinbeck

Paperback | December 1, 1990

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John Steinbeck wrote The Grapes of Wrath during an astonishing burst of activity between June and October of 1938. Throughout the time he was creating his greatest work, Steinbeck faithfully kept a journal revealing his arduous journey toward its completion.

The journal, like the novel it chronicles, tells a tale of dramatic proportions—of dogged determination and inspiration, yet also of paranoia, self-doubt, and obstacles. It records in intimate detail the conception and genesis of The Grapes of Wrath and its huge though controversial success. It is a unique and penetrating portrait of an emblematic American writer creating an essential American masterpiece.

John Steinbeck, born in Salinas, California, in 1902, grew up in a fertile agricultural valley, about 25 miles from the Pacific Coast. Both the valley and the coast would serve as settings for some of his best fiction. In 1919 he went to Stanford University, where he intermittently enrolled in literature and writing courses until he le...
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Title:Working Days: The Journals Of The Grapes Of WrathFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.7 × 5.1 × 0.6 inPublished:December 1, 1990Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140144579

ISBN - 13:9780140144574

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The journal John Steinback kept between June and October of 1938 when he wrote The Grapes of Wrath. It is a tale of determination and inspiration; it also chronicles his self-doubt and personal difficulties. With a fascinating cast of characters, Working Days records in intimate detail the conception and genesis of an American masterpiece