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John Steinbeck

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John Steinbeck
- Started working in 1940s
- Served as war correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune during WW2
- Traveled to Mexico with Ed Ricketts to collect marine life
- Published a book which was
resulted their collaboration
'Sea of Cortez'
Writing
Who Was Steinbeck?
John Ernst Steinbeck was the author of 27 books.
Born in: February 27th, 1902, Salinas, California, U.S.
Deceased: December 20, 1968 (aged 66), New York, U.S
Famous book: The Grapes of Wrath (1939) sold 14 million copies.
Early Years
Later years
He grew up in a farming town in California
Salinas Valley was the setting in many of his novels
The Steinbeck's were a middle class family
During the summer he worked on a farm to earn money
There, he noticed the poor and difficult living conditions of his fellow workers
These experiences influenced one of his books 'Tortilla Flat'
Many of his experiences in Salinas Valley influenced his books

Of Mice and Men
Related to his life experiences
Themes carry on today
Displaying the contrast in society
- In May 1948, they returned
to California on an emergency boat
- Depressed about his friend's death
One of his major work
(It had been printed in
430,000 copies.
Just within 8 months)
best-selling book of year
Forbade Book Became
Steinbeck was.......Challenging
Defiant
Straight

Author of 'Of Mice and Men'
'The Grapes of Wrath'(April 14, 1939)



Steinbeck had described the exhausted conditions of American people in 1930's.

- Last marriage in 1950 with Elaine Scott
- Acting to began as friends to young writer or naturalist
- Got noble Prize in 1962
- Total letter series wrote: 23
More Later Years
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