The Life of John Steinbeck

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The Life of John Steinbeck

John wrote a total of twenty-seven books and three plays in his career. His first book was Tortilla Flat written in 1935, and some of his most memorible books include Red Pony in 1933, Of Mice And Men in 1937, The Grapes of Wrath in 1939, Candy Row in 1945, and East of Eden in 1952. His three plays were Of Mice And Men, The Moon is Down, and Burning Bright.

John Ernst Steinbeck the 3rd was born on February 27, 1902 to migrant workers John Steinbeck and Olive Hamilton in Salinas, California. He was and only son.

The Life of John Steinbeck

He was married three times in his life, Carol Henning from 1930-1943, Gwyn Conger from 1943-1948, and Elaine Scott from 1950-1968. In those marriges he had two sons, Thomas in 1944 and John in 1946.

John gratuated from Salinas High School in 1919 and continued his education at Standford University but later dropped out to persue writing. His writing gave a voice to the working class (i.e. Factory workers and Farm hands) His writing was a mixture of realism and naturalism.

His career accomplishments include a Pulitzer Prize for the book The Grapes of Wrath written in 1939 and was turned into a screen play and movie in 1940 and was one of the twenty-five movies choosen by the Library of Congress to be preserved. He also won a Noble Prize in 1962, in literature for his realistic and imaginative writing. Also he won the Presidential Metal of Freedom in 1964, and he had an Oscar nomanation for Lifeboat in 1944.

He died on December 20, 1968 from a heart attack in New York. He was in a course of his mixed career a common laborer, world traveler, novelist, short-story writer, essayist, and playwrightist.

"Throughout his ong and controversial career, John Steinbeck extolled the virtues of the American dream whie he warned against what he believed to be the evis of an increasingy materiaistic american society"

" In college he became interested in biological and ecological studies, but he never completed a degree"

" John Ernst Steinbeck was in the course of his mixed career a common laborer, world traveler, novelist, short-story writer, essayist, and playwrightist"

This is John Stinbeck.

This is John Steinbeck with, Elaine Scott, his third and final wife in 1950.

This is John Steinbeck with his second wife, Gwyndolyn Conger, on their wedding day.

These are John's children when they were young.

These are two of John Steinbeck's books, Of Mice And Men in 1937 and The Grapes of Wrath in 1939.


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