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New York: Viking Press, 1939. First Edition. The Joads are a poor family of tenant farmers driven from their Oklahoma home by drought, economic hardship, farm industry changes and bank foreclosures. They set out for California, along with thousands of other "Okies", seeking jobs, land, dignity, and a future. Winner of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize for fiction, this work was cited prominently when Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1962. A celebrated Hollywood film version, starring Henry Fonda and directed by John Ford, was released in 1940. Signed by the author "To Florence Means, John Steinbeck" on the front free end paper. Hardcover with dust jacket, 619 pages.

Octavo; VG-/G+ Jacket; Tan cloth boards with tan jacket spine, black lettering; Dust jacket is age-toned, worn, with some tears along the edges (some repaired with tape); Jacket is unclipped, with "First Edition" on lower front flap and original price of 2.75 on upper edge of front flap (original price is visible, but worn); True first with "first published April 1939" on copyright page; Boards have typical edge wear and slight bumping to the corners, a few spots on front board and toning to spine; Text block is clean but age toned; Book has been SIGNED "To Florence Means, John Steinbeck" on the front free end paper; 619 pages. Shelved in case 2.

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