• The William E. Self Library, I auction at Christies

    Sale 2153

    The William E. Self Library, Important English and American Literature

    4 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 183

    STEINBECK, John. The Grapes of Wrath. New York: Viking Press, 1939.

    Price Realised  

    STEINBECK, John. The Grapes of Wrath. New York: Viking Press, 1939.

    8o. Original pictorial beige cloth; pictorial dust jacket.

    A VERY FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. Steinbeck was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1940 for this novel. One of the most influential novels of the 20th century, The Grapes of Wrath was made into a film starring Henry Fonda as Tom Joad, the Oklahoma farmer forced to leave his Dust Bowl home and search for a better life in California. Goldstone and Payne A12a. VERY FINE.


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