A collection of works by John Steinbeck featuring first editions and highlights such as a first edition, second printing of The Grapes of Wrath, a first edition, second state of Of Mice and Men, and a first UK edition of To a God Unknown.
John Steinbeck, Nobel Prize winner for Literature in 1962, was renowned for his keen social commentary on 20th century issues, particularly during the Great Depression. His brutally frank depictions of American life—from the struggles of migratory farm workers to broader societal, moral, and environmental issues—have made him a cornerstone of American realist literature, capturing a significant era in the nation's history.
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About This Collection
First editions, autograph manuscripts, signed volumes, and other rare books. Classic works of fiction, poetry, and drama, including British and American literature and Works by Women and African American authors.
Second Story Books, an ABAA/ILAB member, is Washington, DC’s oldest used and rare bookstore and is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024. Internationally known for its fine selection of antiquarian and out-of-print titles and collections, Second Story Books also provides appraisals for institutions and individuals.