How Many Books Has John Steinbeck Written


Did you know many people in the world are lonely and have no one by their side? John Steinbeck wrote the book Of Mice and Men, published in 1937, about the loneliness and friendship of migrant workers on a ranch during the Great Depression. They all feel isolated but the three most lonely are Curley’s wife who has…

Loneliness is a common occurrence for many people. John Steinbeck’s book, Of Mice and Men, talks about the comradeship and aloneness of immigrant ranch workers during the Great Depression. Published in 1937 the book tells the story of crippled black man Crooks, George, a man with no family, and the wife of Curley, who are by far the most alone.this does not feel finished. it sounds like it needs more about the characters. hope this helps you. ive never read the book so i cant help much with details.

John Steinbeck Thesis paper.

I am a senior in high school, and I am writing my senior paper. I read 3 books by John Steinbeck. I read “The Grapes of Wrath,” “Tortilla Flat,” and “The Wayward Bus.” Now I have to write a 10 page thesis paper that proves something about the books by connecting them in some way. I…

I would focus on how society in general view the people who are poor and different from ordinary Americans. Although the “Wayward Bus” is not well known, Steinbeck dealt with similar topics.Example, Wayward Bus:America’s attempts to adjust to life in the immediate postwar era. The colloquial speech of the characters is firmly of their time and place, including casual use of epithets like “******” and “Jap”, and a male character’s reference to a young woman’s breasts as her “bubs”.The Grapes of Wrath was bound to cause controversy in a country experiencing a decade of major social upheaval during the Depression. With the novel’s publication, Steinbeck found himself immersed in a great national debate over the migrant labor problem. Many people were shocked by the poverty and hopelessness of the story, and others denied that such circumstances could happen in America.Tortilla Flats:Above the town of Monterey on the California coast lies the shabby district of Tortilla Flat, inhabited by a colorful gang whose revels recall the exploits of King Arthur’s knights. Soft-hearted, unquestioningly loyal to one another, and in complete disregard of social conventions and expectations, the gutsy denizens of Tortilla Flat cheerfully reside in a world of idyllic poverty.

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What is the book, Of mice and men by john steinbeck about.

I have to read it for my freshman year before school starts. But I heard it has vulgar and offensive language in it. Like what? And is it boring or interesting… and what is it mainly about?

Well, I actually personally really enjoyed the book. Since it takes place in California before African Americans were accepted into society, they use the N word quite often. The story is about two best friends, Lenny, who is large (in the book it sounded like at least 6’6″), a hard worker and has a mental deficiency and is more like a child than a man. His counterpart, George, is smaller, the “talker,” who gets them jobs and such, as well as an almost parent figure to Lenny. As you learn quite early in the book, Lenny has killed a girl at the last farm they were at because he wanted touch her dress (he likes to touch things that are “pretty” which includes animals, clothes, people…). When she squirmed and yelled Lenny got scared and broke her neck. The two are now being looked for, and have gone to a new farm where they meet all new people, including the aggressive Curley and his very attractive wife, only known to us in the book as Curley’s Wife. This describes their relationship, and how they go through the troubles they encounter in the farm, also touching upon racism. I personally, like I said, think it is a great book. WHY WOULD JENNA RUIN THE BOOK?

what are some of john steinbeck works (books)…

Can U tell me about some Plz…aleats a paragraph of each.. thank you

Of Mice and Men is one of his most popular works and it is just 120 pages long, a novella or a long short story. Of course, some novels are long. In general, his stories are very detailed and descriptive, and it is clear that he had a natural flair or gift for writing.The novels below are listed roughly by sales popularity, the most popular being first.Of Mice and MenWritten in 1937, when the Depression was still affecting all aspects of the farming community, this powerful novel depicts the lives of migrant workers–grim, pessimistic, and offering little hope for an improved future. Focusing on two characters who arrive in the Salinas Valley during peak season, Steinbeck creates touching scenes between Lenny, a big, severely limited worker who does not know his own strength, and George, a whippet-thin man who serves as Lenny’s constant companion and protector.The Grapes of WrathThis novel follows the travails of the Joad family as they migrate from Oklahoma to California during the Great Depression. Because very little internal dialogue is presented, the Joads and other characters seem just plain stupid. However, by their actions one realizes they have a dignity and intelligence that is not obvious at first. They struggle against misfortune as best they can. In depicting the life of the Joads, the novel offers a vivid portrayal of the lives of many who suffered through the Great Depression. On a broader level this work also provides a commentary on government, religion, and politics. The climactic scene is meaningful but does not flow from the preceding chapters, and the ending is odd and will make you wonder what the message is.By the end of the novel, one may realize that this story is not just about the Joads, but a story of all Americans, no matter what the background. This is truly one of the greatest novels of American literature.Cannery RowThroughout the novel Steinbeck paints a vivid picture of life in this lonely port town. Although the Great Depression is over, most of the characters are still downtrodden and poor off financially. However, Steinbeck generally focuses on the better aspects of these people. Yet, there is not all glowing praise for these outcasts and misfits. Steinbeck infuses his generally optimistic view on Cannery Row with flashbacks and vignettes that are dark and disturbing. Death and suicide are an occasional subject, as Steinbeck pierces his otherwise uplifting book with morbid accounts. Of course, this helps to contribute to the realism of his book.East of EdenJohn Steinbeck is at his best in this classic tale of sibling rivalry as he examines what we become vs. what we *may* become. The Biblical tale of Cain and Abel sets the tone as we are introduced to two sets of brothers. Each tries to win the love of his father in different ways. The story of why one brother succeeds while another feels unloved is beautifully told. Adam Trask, from the first set of brothers, repeats his own story with his sons, the twins Aron and Caleb. The enduring themes of light vs. dark, good vs. evil, hatred vs. love, and always the free will, the ability to choose one’s own destiny are paramount to this rich and multi-layered tale.The Winter of Our DiscontentThe book describes the deteriorations of Ethan’s life as he gradually loses his integrity and succumbs to temptations to lift his life, and the lives of his family members, from its materially humble state to a state consistent with Ethan’s felt family heritage and education and with the desire of his family for material comfort. The story is sad and told in a style mixing irony and ambiguity that requires the reader to reflect and dig into what is happening.The PearlIt is about a young family living in a warmer climate where the couple earns their living by fishing. They have a single child who becomes ill. It is a story about greed and how it can change lives.The Red PonySteinbeck masterfully captures the cycles of life, death, and renewal in the lives of both his human and animal characters. He creates vivid, often visceral scenes, that are written in a quietly powerful language. There are moving moments of joy, horror, and heartbreak.Tortilla FlatThe Moon Is DownTravels with Charley in Search of AmericaThe Log from the Sea of CortezIn Dubious BattleSweet ThursdayThe Wayward BusThe Pastures of HeavenThe Long ValleyZapataOnce There Was a WarThe Short Reign of Pippin IV: A FabricationCup of Gold: A Life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, with Occasional Reference to HistoryThe Portable Steinbeck

For those that have read “The Pearl” by John Steinbeck….

I have just finished the book and my teacher says we have to write a letter to Juana and Kino. Here is what the assignment says:”Kino and Juana experience many hardships after finding the great pearl. Your task is them a letter expressing your sympathies for what they have and gone through. Include words of…

Tell them how sorry you are about the death of their son. Tell them he’s in a better place and is happy now. Say that although the pearl was evil, to try and get over their hardships. They still have their whole lives to make a name for themselves. It isn’t to late to start over. They have a neighborhood and family like Ju’an Thomas to care about them.

john steinbecks purpose in writing grapes of wrath (AP.).

I have an ap summer assignment and i have to write an essay where the prompt is asking what john steinbecks purpose is for writing the book. what does he want the reader to feel. i read teh entire book and actually liked it but i seem to be having trouble coming up with an answer to this prompt could somebody help…

Ahhh, AP junior English, my most hated class! I did this exact same assignment not too long ago. One of Steinbeck’s purposes (there are many, so you can’t really get it wrong), if I remeber correctly, was how big government and greedy “society” often plays a part in the anguish and suffering of the common people. The key point here is greed, and can be found in the car dealership, the fruit picking farm and that whole incident, how they would rather dump the fruit than give it for free, as well as with the people that were not willing to share or help one another. An idea for this would be to branch off and discuss how the family stuck together and helped one another (for the most part) and use this as a juxtaposition against the elitist, outside world. And use the word “juxtaposition” in your essay when you discuss Steinbeck’s purpose, my teacher always loved that word. Best of luck in the upcoming year!

What are some of John Steinbeck’s achievements.

such as any awards, how many books hes written and how many books have become movies.

He wrote 25 books, won a Pulitzer prize for The Grapes of Wrath, won the Nobel prize for literature in 1962, Academy Award nomination for best story in 1944 for Alfred Hitchcock’s Lifeboat.

John Steinbeck Books………..

my teacher assigned this essay for me to write and i don’t understand how george from of mice and men learned through violence. This is the prompt that she gave us:Steinbeck is a master of human nature; he understands people and their motivations when they compete, dream, choose. He leaves the readers with…

Oh that’s a great book! Sad ending. Forgot a few parts though.Anyways, George is always getting pissed off at his mentally disabled friend Lennie who is ALWAYS making mistakes but is a very strong man that George needs because of his ability to lift heavy things. George has a dream to become rich one day but Lennie is always screwing up his dream. At the beginning they are running away from a bunch of people who are trying to kill both of them because of what Lennie tried to do to some girl. George gets violent every time he makes mistakes OR thinks the wrong way. When Lennie thinks about that pretty girl in the book(I forgot her name), George gets upset with him and KNOWS that if Lennie likes something he wants to TOUCH it and therefore accidentally break it or kill it. In the end George kills his friend Lennie because he accidentally kills that girl I mentioned. Lennie accepts his fate because he knows he is always breaking up George’s dream.Hope I helped!Edit: I never read The Pearl though, sorry.

How many books did John Steinbeck write in his lifetime.

He had 30 books (4 were plays) published while he was alive and 9 more posthumously.

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25 thoughts on “How Many Books Has John Steinbeck Written

  1. You haven’t asked a question. If you’re hoping someone is going to write the essay for you, you’re looking in the wrong place.

  2. Anyways, its a good book, set in the US during the great depression. 2 men, trying to find work as field laborers.

  3. Why don’t you just look up scenes in the story where lennie is involved with violence. Where he kills Curlys wife, George kills him, or even his past experience with that girl that he liked her dress. Start out by talking about the scene where curly throws a punch at lennie and he doesn’t fight back until he finally realizes it is ok and then he brakes his hand. try that. i hate writing english essays. good luck!

  4. I loved this book. For one thing, its very short, so thats a plus. Chapters are short and it goes by very quickly; not boring. It does have some language- lots of “son of *****” and “goddammits”. Not quick to the level of The Catcher in the Rye, but its there. Not really a problem though. The book centers on two characters, George and Lenny, both grown men, in the Depression Era. Lenny is mentally disabled, and George is his best friend and is commited to helping him out. Together, they strive to acheive the main theme in the book: The American Dream. This means that they want to work as indentured farmers on others’ land until they can raise enough money to get a place of their own and live in peace. They start work on a farm together, and conflicts start from there, mostly stemming from Lenny’s benign lack of understanding of people and of how the world works. I wont spoil the ending, and don’t you dare ask someone else, it’ll totally ruin in. grab some tissues though. then watch the movie, its also very good. Enjoy!

  5. There is discrimination against a black man in it called Crooks, who is referred to as ‘N**ger’ as the author wanted to highlight how black men suffered, and racism was wrong. Other than this, Lennie, who is mentally handicapped, is called a ‘crazy b’**tard’ or ‘son of a b**ch’ a lot by the man he travels with, George.The prompt isn’t that clear and is quite confusing..

  6. I’m writing the same essay and I’m using not things that he did himself, but what other people did that he learned from. Such as Candy wishing he shot the dog himself and George shooting lennie himself rather than one of the others

  7. It’s set in the Great Depression, and the 2 men travel around ranches to find work, although the book is set in just 1 ranch. They have a dream to own their own land, and other people at the ranch become involved, and join the dream, and the book is about it, and how it developes, and how they strive to make it come true, with huge concluding consequences.

  8. We began by watching the film, although sections are completely different to the book, and I’d recommend you do the same. Parts of the book are interesting, but others can drag.

  9. The next day, the men report to the nearby ranch. George, fearing how the boss will react to Lennie, insists that he’ll do all the talking. He lies, explaining that they travel together because they are cousins and that a horse kicked Lennie in the head when he was a child. They are hired. They meet Candy, an old “swamper,” or handyman, with a missing hand and an ancient dog, and Curley, the boss’s mean-spirited son. Curley is newly married, possessive of his flirtatious wife, and full of jealous suspicion. Once George and Lennie are alone in the bunkhouse, Curley’s wife appears and flirts with them. Lennie thinks she is “purty,” but George, sensing the trouble that could come from tangling with this woman and her husband, warns Lennie to stay away from her. Soon, the ranch-hands return from the fields for lunch, and George and Lennie meet Slim, the skilled mule driver who wields great authority on the ranch. Slim comments on the rarity of friendship like that between George and Lennie. Carlson, another ranch-hand, suggests that since Slim’s dog has just given birth, they should offer a puppy to Candy and shoot Candy’s old, good-for-nothing dog.The next day, George confides in Slim that he and Lennie are not cousins, but have been friends since childhood. He tells how Lennie has often gotten them into trouble. For instance, they were forced to flee their last job because Lennie tried to touch a woman’s dress and was accused of rape. Slim agrees to give Lennie one of his puppies, and Carlson continues to badger Candy to kill his old dog. When Slim agrees with Carlson, saying that death would be a welcome relief to the suffering animal, Candy gives in. Carlson, before leading the dog outside, promises to do the job painlessly.Slim goes to the barn to do some work, and Curley, who is maniacally searching for his wife, heads to the barn to accost Slim. Candy overhears George and Lennie discussing their plans to buy land, and offers his life’s savings if they will let him live there too. The three make a pact to let no one else know of their plan. Slim returns to the bunkhouse, berating Curley for his suspicions. Curley, searching for an easy target for his anger, finds Lennie and picks a fight with him. Lennie crushes Curley’s hand in the altercation. Slim warns Curley that if he tries to get George and Lennie fired, he will be the laughingstock of the farm.The next night, most of the men go to the local brothel. Lennie is left with Crooks, the lonely, black stable-hand, and Candy. Curley’s wife flirts with them, refusing to leave until the other men come home. She notices the cuts on Lennie’s face and suspects that he, and not a piece of machinery as Curley claimed, is responsible for hurting her husband. This thought amuses her. The next day, Lennie accidentally kills his puppy in the barn. Curley’s wife enters and consoles him. She admits that life with Curley is a disappointment, and wishes that she had followed her dream of becoming a movie star. Lennie tells her that he loves petting soft things, and she offers to let him feel her hair. When he grabs too tightly, she cries out. In his attempt to silence her, he accidentally breaks her neck. Lennie flees back to a pool of the Salinas River that George had designated as a meeting place should either of them get into trouble. As the men back at the ranch discover what has happened and gather together a lynch party, George joins Lennie. Much to Lennie’s surprise, George is not mad at him for doing “a bad thing.” George begins to tell Lennie the story of the farm they will have together. As he describes the rabbits that Lennie will tend, the sound of the approaching lynch party grows louder. George shoots his friend in the back of the head.

  10. The language is at times vulgar but nothing you have not heard before i bet. Racial slurs etc… You’ll know when you read it. It’s quite sad book actually. Definitely an interesting read, and stick to it to the end.

  11. I read it in the 8th grade because our teacher felt it was one of those books you have to read before you die.

  12. It isn’t a very long book. I got a copy from school with about 160 pages, but it had sections for exam notes. It has bad language, and it’s themes include dreams and loneliness.

  13. The uncertainty that looms over George and Elisa’s whereabouts are patently portrayed throughout Steinbeck’s novels…and so on. If I do it curious about you it is going to change into mine and then you may want to quote it soo I gave you slightly push truly… some thing to that outcome will do good.

  14. ant workers, George and Lennie, have been let off a bus miles away from the California farm where they are due to start work. George is a small, dark man with “sharp, strong features.” Lennie, his companion, is his opposite, a giant of a man with a “shapeless” face. Overcome with thirst, the two stop in a clearing by a pool and decide to camp for the night. As the two converse, it becomes clear that Lennie has a mild mental disability, and is deeply devoted to George and dependent upon him for protection and guidance. George finds that Lennie, who loves petting soft things but often accidentally kills them, has been carrying and stroking a dead mouse. George angrily throws it away, fearing that Lennie might catch a disease from the dead animal. George complains loudly that his life would be easier without having to care for Lennie, but the reader senses that their friendship and devotion is mutual. He and Lennie share a dream of buying their own piece of land, farming it, and, much to Lennie’s delight, keeping rabbits. George ends the night by treating Lennie to the story he often tells him about what life will be like in such an idyllic place.

  15. Find examples of violence during the book. It won’t have to relate directly to George. A good example would be Lennie, killing Curlys wife. Think of how george learns from each of these violent experiences. I remember most of the violence involving Lennie…maybe the message is that George learned a lot about Lennie through his involvement in violence(even the violence he didnt initiate e.g Curly punching him).

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