John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck

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  • I'm John Steinbeck, Sr. and this is my son, John Steinbeck III.
  • I'm Olive Steinbeck. I'm a schoolteacher.
  • John Steinbeck was born on February 27th, 1902 in Salinas, California.
  • 1902
  • John Steinbeck graduated from Salinas High School in 1919 and enrolled in Stanford University. After spending years at the institution, he left without ever receiving a degree, having no intention of every graduating.
  • 1925
  • Steinbeck returned to California to settle in Lake Tahoe where he worked as a handyman at a local resort. He then married his first of three wives, Carol Henning.
  • 1926
  • In August of 1929, Steinbeck wrote his first novel, Cup of Gold. He went on to write other great novels, such as The Grapes of Wrath, Cannery Row, The Moon is Down, and East of Eden, which he considered his best work. Of Mice and Men, another novel, is arguably considered the best work he made. He did much of his beginning writing thoughout the Great Depression.
  • Steinbeck's books revolved around the common themes of "the human condition" such as friendship and alienation.
  • 1929
  • 1962
  • Among his many accomplishments and awards were the Nobel Prize for Literature, Press Medal of Freedom, United States Medal of Freedom, Pulitzer Prize, and overall resounding respect as an author.
  • John Steinbeck died of a heart attack in New York City on December 20th, 1968.
  • 1968
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