The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath

John Steinbeck

496 pages first pub 1939 (editions)

fiction classics literary emotional reflective sad slow-paced
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April 2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the first Viking hardcover publication of Steinbeck's crowning literary achievementFirst published in 1939, Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration...

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Moods

sad 76%
emotional 69%
reflective 57%
challenging 47%
dark 47%
tense 27%
adventurous 23%
informative 21%
hopeful 16%
inspiring 14%
funny 3%
mysterious 1%

Pace

slow 64%
medium 33%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 51% | Character: 30% | Plot: 17% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 58% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 15% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 11% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 65% | Yes: 19% | It's complicated: 10% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 40% | Yes: 34% | It's complicated: 23% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.73

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