A man whose work was equal to the vast social themes that drove him. -- Don DeLillo
John Steinbeck knew and understood America and Americans better than any other writer of the twentieth century. -- The Dallas Morning News
About the Author
(19021968) was born in Salinas, California. He worked as a laborer and a journalist, and in 1935, when he published Tortilla Flat
, he achieved popular success and financial security. Steinbeck wrote more than twenty-five novels and won the Nobel Prize in 1962. Nearly all of his books are available in Penguin Classics.