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- ISBN: 9780140247756 | 0140247750
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 7/1/1997
John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression follows the western moevement of wone family and a nation in search of work and human dignity. This completely updated Viking Critical Library Edition of The Grapes of Wrath includes the full text of the novel, corrected in 1996, as well as extensive and contextual material including: Essays placing The Grapes of Wrath in social context, including a 1942 essay by Carey McWilliams about migrant workers and working conditions and a Martin Schockley piece on the reception of The Grapes of Wrath in Oklahoma Eight new essays by John Ditsky, Nellie Y. McKay, MimiReisel Gladstein, Louis Owens, and others An essay on the background to the composition of The Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck's biographer, Jackson J. Benson An introduction by the editor, a chronology, a list of topics for discussion and papers, and a bibliography