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The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath


by John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath Resources

Movie or TV Productions

The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
The Grapes of Wrath made into a popular film in 1940, featuring Henry Fonda as Tom Joad.


Smithsonian Dust Bowl Footage

Watch some footage of the black blizzards.

Internet Transients

South Park tells the story of a modern day Grapes of Wrath.

Rage Against the Machine

Rage Against the Machine covers Springsteen's "The Ghost of Tom Joad."


NPR Reflect on The Grapes of Wrath

Listen to a recent and fascinating report on this popular novel.

The Grapes of Wrath Rings True

Listen to a recent NPR story about The Grapes of Wrath.


Dust Bowl House

Check out this image of a house in the plains.

Dust Bowl Car

Loaded up and ready to go!

A Dust Bowl Family

Faces full of worry and sorrow.

A Dust Bowl Family

Chilling in the dooryard.

Library of Congress Great Depression Site

Check out photos of the Great Depression.


Weedpatch Camp

Read more about Weedpatch Camp, a migrant worker camp.

NPR on The Grapes of Wrath

Read a recent NPR report on the novel.

The Grapes of Wrath Screenplay

Check out The Grapes of Wrath in screenplay format.

Steinbeck Has His Own Website

Learn about all things Steinbeck.

Time Magazine's 1939 Review

Check out this ancient review. Do you agree with it?

Surviving the Dust Bowl

An online PBS exhibit about the Dust Bowl.

Reverend Casy and Ralph Waldo Emerson

Compare and contrast Casy's philosophical ideas with Emerson's concept of the "Over-Soul."

"Ghost of Tom Joad"

Check out the lyrics to Bruce Springsteen’s “Ghost of Tom Joad.”

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