John Steinbeck

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John Steinbeck


Born
in Salinas Valley, California, The United States
February 27, 1902

Died
December 20, 1968

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John Steinbeck III was an American writer. He wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939 and the novella Of Mice and Men, published in 1937. In all, he wrote twenty-five books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books and several collections of short stories.

In 1962 Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Steinbeck grew up in the Salinas Valley region of California, a culturally diverse place of rich migratory and immigrant history. This upbringing imparted a regionalistic flavor to his writing, giving many of his works a distinct sense of place.

Steinbeck moved briefly to New York City, but soon returned home to California to begin his career as a writer. Most of his earlier work dealt w
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1952, East of Eden by John Steinbeck, 601 pages
 
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  6 votes, 13.0%

 
  5 votes, 10.9%

1932, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, 268 pages
 
  4 votes, 8.7%

1957, Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak, 513 pages
 
  3 votes, 6.5%

 
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