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John Steinbeck
John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath - True 1st 1st - PULITZER Prize
Steinbeck, John - The Grapes of Wrath - Viking Press: New York, 1939 - First Edition / First Printing - "First Published in April 1939" stated on the copyright page with no mention of later printings as required in order to denote the first printing of the first edition. "And the great owners, who must lose their land in an upheaval, the great owners with access to history, with eyes to read history and to know the great fact: when property accumulates in too few hands it is taken away. And that companion fact: when a majority of the people are hungry and cold they will take by force what they need. And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed. The great owners ignored the three cries of history. The land fell into fewer hands, the number of the dispossessed increased, and every effort of the great owners was directed at repression. The money was spent for arms, for gas to protect the great holdings, and spies were sent to catch the murmuring of revolt so that it might be stamped out. The changing economy was ignored, plans for the change ignored; and only means to destroy revolt were considered, while the causes of revolt went on." The book has soiling, rubbing, staining, and general shelf wear. The binding is concave at the spine but is still firm and reasonably close to square. The boards have some bow to them but have no serious bumps. The text block has a red stain to the bottom edge which is from moisture at some time in the past-- this extends into the bottom edges of some of the pages and h … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Under The Jacket (underthejacketbooks) [Greenwood, South Carolina, United States]
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