The Grapes Of Wrath By John Steinbeck Essay

1297 Words Dec 4th, 2015 6 Pages
John Steinbeck was born February 27, 1902, in Salinas, California, Steinbeck dropped out of one of the most elite colleges and worked as a laborer before he became a successful and well known writer. He wrote immensely about the economic problems faced by the hard working and lower class during the Great Depression. He was also a very successful American writer, Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize for literature and the Pulitzer Prize for his book, The Grapes of Wrath, which was written in 1939, that book and many more made John a very known writer. Steinbeck was born into a family where his mother was a teacher and his father had a vast assortment of jobs to support his family. His wife was an actress and she met John on a trip to California, where he was an escort for one of her friends, she was his greatest supporter for 35 years even after his death. Steinbeck was introduced to writing and reading at the age of nine when his aunt gave him a book for his birthday, this book became his favorite book (steinbeck). John began writing at the age of 14, he frequently locked himself in his bedroom to give himself privacy so that he could write(steinbeck)(biography). He enrolled in Stanford more for pleasing his parents rather for himself, he only took the classes he wanted to take, even though he did not get a degree that did not hurt him in his talent of writing(biography). Steinbeck also worked on farms, ranches and for a local sugar company, where he worked in an office and out…

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