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JOHN STEINBECK INFO. (1902-1968)

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John Steinbeck Info. (1902-1968). Overview. Author of 27 books: East of Eden, The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men Won Pulitzer Prize for The Grapes of Wrath Received Nobel Prize in 1962. Early Years. Born in Salinas, California - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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JOHN STEINBECK INFO.

(1902-1968)

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OVERVIEW

Author of 27 books: East of Eden, The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men

Won Pulitzer Prize for The Grapes of Wrath

Received Nobel Prize in 1962

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EARLY YEARS

Born in Salinas, California

Grew up in a rural community working on ranches during the summer

Father was a county treasurer and mother was a school teacher

Attended Stanford University, but never earned a degree

His father allowed him to live in a cottage in California after his failed attempts at getting his work published (1928)

Lived in relative poverty

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SUCCESS

Published his first novel in 1935 (Tortilla Flat)—considered a success

Major Novels and date of publication:

Of Mice and Men (1937)

The Grapes of Wrath (1939)

Cannery Row (1945)

The Pearl (1947)

East of Eden (1952)

The Winter of Our Discontent (1961)