1939 THE GRAPES OF WRATH John Steinbeck Hardcover Dust Jacket
This is a 1939 copy of THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck, it is a hardcover published by Modern Library. The dust jacket has chips missing and tears. On the underside is printed the Modern Library catalog. The book's boards show wear on the cover. Owner's name in pencil on title page. The binding and interior pages are structurally sound. There aren't any obvious signs of highlighting or dog eared pages.
John Steinbeck's depiction of the harsh working conditions in Depression-era California in his book The Grapes of Wrath was so brutal, that it was banned in the county he writes about. Local officials in Kern County convinced workers to burn the book in a number of photo opportunities. If you are a collector of banned books, this is a novel you must have on your shelf.