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14/04/1939 "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck is first published

The Grapes of Wrath vividly portrays life during the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl in America as it follows a family of Oklahoma tenant farmers traveling westward. It explores the strength and goodness of the human spirit in the face of gruesome, truly dismal circumstances. The book won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.