John Steinbeck

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As a prizewinning author of at least four major novels and several short stories and novellas of note, as well as nonfiction works in multiple genres and notably important contributions to journalism, John Steinbeck was a “household name” both in the United States and abroad throughout the middle and late twentieth century. His works remain popular to this day. Middle school students are highly likely to read The Pearl or The Red Pony in language arts classrooms. High school students are assigned The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men as required texts. And this month (July, 2003), American talk show icon Oprah Winfrey selected East of Eden as the initial novel for her resurrected, …

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Citation:
Donohue, Cecilia. "John Steinbeck". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 July 2003
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=4208, accessed 29 July 2014.]

Articles on Steinbeck's works

  1. “Flight”
  2. “The Chrysanthemums”
  3. “The Harness”
  4. “The Murder”
  5. “The Snake”
  6. “The Vigilante”
  7. “The White Quail”
  8. A Medal for Benny
  9. A Russian Journal
  10. America and Americans
  11. Bombs Away: The Story of a Bomber Team
  12. Cannery Row
  13. Cup of Gold
  14. East of Eden
  15. In Dubious Battle
  16. Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters
  17. Lifeboat
  18. Of Mice and Men
  19. Pipe Dream
  20. Saint Katy the Virgin
  21. Sea of Cortez
  22. Sweet Thursday
  23. The Forgotten Village
  24. The Grapes of Wrath
  25. The Harvest Gypsies
  26. The Moon is Down
  27. The Pastures of Heaven
  28. The Pearl
  29. The Red Pony
  30. The Short Reign of Pippin IV
  31. The Wayward Bus
  32. The Winter of Our Discontent
  33. Their Blood Is Strong
  34. To a God Unknown
  35. Tortilla Flat
  36. Travels with Charley in Search of America

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