'The Grapes of Wrath' by John Steinbeck
The Grapes of Wrath is an American realist novel written by John Steinbeck and published in Protected content .
Set during the Great Depression, the novel focuses on the Joads, a poor family of tenant farmers driven from their Oklahoma home by drought, economic hardship, agricultural industry changes, and bank foreclosures forcing tenant farmers out of work. Due to their nearly hopeless situation, and in part because they are trapped in the Dust Bowl, the Joads set out for California along with thousands of other "Okies" seeking jobs, land, dignity, and a future.
The Grapes of Wrath is frequently read in American high school and college literature classes due to its historical context and enduring legacy. A celebrated Hollywood film version, starring Henry Fonda and directed by John Ford, was released in Protected content .
During the book discussion, our friend, long standing Internations Consul and history professor Bill Chew will give an introduction about the historical setting of this book, so make sure not to miss out on this opportunity to learn more about this part of American history and literature !
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