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John Ernst Steinbeck1902-1968

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Early Years

• Born in Salinas, California• Spent summers working on ranches• Went to Stanford University but left early

before he could get his degree

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Great Works

• First novel: Cup of Gold- 1929• His novel Tortilla Flat won the California

Commonwealth Club’s gold medal• Wrote a series of “California Novels” which

became a big success and included: In Dubious Battle, Of Mice and Men, and the Grapes of Wrath

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• With buddy Ed Ricketts, Steinbeck went on a voyage around the Gulf of California

• During the trip he collected biological specimens

• After, he published a book called The Log from the Sea of Cortez

Seaward Adventure

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• 1902: Born February 27• 1919: Graduated from Salinas High School• 1943: Divorced his wife of thirteen years, Carol

Henning and married Gwen Conger• 1948:Divorced Gwen and buddy Ed Ricketts died• 1950: Married Elaine (Anderson) Scott• 1960: Took a road trip around the U.S. with his dog

Charley• 1968: Died December 20

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Important Dates

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• During World War ll, Steinbeck served as a war correspondent for the New York Herald Tribute

• During the war he worked on writing Alfred Hitchcock's movie, Lifeboat

• After, he wrote The Pearl

War and After

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• Won the Nobel Prize in literature for his realistic and imaginative writing

• He was awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Lyndon B. Johnson

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• All together, Steinbeck wrote 30 books• Twelve of his books become films• Steinbeck was 66 years old when he died of

either heart disease or of a heart attack

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• “John Steinbeck.”Wikipedia. 26 April 2009. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Steinbeck>

• “John Steinbeck’s Biography.”About John Steinbeck. 2 May 2009.

<http://www.steinbeck.org/Bio.html>

Bibliography

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