The Grapes of Wrath

New York: Viking Press, 1939. First Edition. First issue dust jacket with first edition statement at the bottom front jacket flap. Wraparound jacket art by Elmer Hader, whose work graced four Steinbeck titles.

Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, literature's lasting testament to the Great Depression, singled-out in his citation for the Nobel Prize decades later. Basis for the 1940 John Ford film starring Henry Fonda as Tom Joad. Ford and supporting actress Jane Darwell won Academy Awards for their work.

Near Fine in a bright, Near Fine dust jacket. Small tap on the top edge of the rear board. Jacket is lightly toned along the top edges of the flaps and spine, with a touch of rubbing on the flap folds and two tiny chips on the crown. An attractive copy.

Ahearn APG 014d.

[Book #160735]