Grapes of Wrath, The


noun

a novel (1939) by John Steinbeck.

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Cultural definitions for Grapes of Wrath, The

The Grapes of Wrath

(1939) A novel by John Steinbeck about the hardships of an American farm family in the Dust Bowl during the Great Depression. Forced off the land, they travel to California to earn a living harvesting fruit.

notes for The Grapes of Wrath

The title is from “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”
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