John Steinbeck | First Editions
1902 - 1968
John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. (February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968) was an American author of twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books, and five collections of short stories. His most popular works include the comic novels Tortilla Flat (1935) and Cannery Row (1945), the multi-generation epic East of Eden (1952), and the novellas Of Mice and Men (1937) and The Red Pony (1937). The Pulitzer Prize-winning The Grapes of Wrath (1939) is considered Steinbeck's masterpiece, and is part of the American literary canon. In the first 75 years after it was published, it sold 14 million copies.
His works are widely read abroad and many of his works are considered classics of Western literature. Indeed, Of Men and Men has been an integral feature of the UK English GCSE syllabus for many years. The majority of his works are set in southern and central California, and are typically centred upon the themes of fate and injustice, and 'everyman' protagonists.
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New York, NY: Covici Friede, 1935. Pps. 317. Publisher's illustrated paper wraps over paper binding. Spine is cocked and toned, else a very good copy in a custome made box. Scarce. One of 500 copies bound in wrappers -the majority are hardcover. This copy formerly the property of Tage La...
New York, NY: Covici Friede, 1936. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, pp. 349. In publisher's light orange cloth with red decoration and black titles to spine, top edge stained red. Bookplate to front pastedown, nice and bright internally. Cloth showing some light marking with a touch of bumping to the...