In Dubious Battle by John Steinbeck audiobook

In Dubious Battle

By John Steinbeck
Read by Tom Stechschulte

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664617810

  • ISBN: 9781664637382

Runtime: 10.13 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In Dubious Battle is regarded as John Steinbeck's first major novel. Because it stirred up controversy by criticizing social and political practices of the 1930s, Steinbeck found himself accused of being a Communist. But despite this criticism, he went on to create Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath, both considered to be masterpieces of American literature. In California apple country, a group of migrant workers decides to strike against landowners. The situation quickly spirals out of control. Swept up in the madness is Jim Nolan, who must respond to urgent emotional pressures around him. Over the course of eight days, his whole world changes--from confusion and insecurity to becoming a self-confident leader. Steinbeck provides both an understanding of the social upheaval of the 1930s, as well as a character who matures and develops a philosophy of life before our very eyes. The resonance of narrator Tom Stechschulte's voice is the perfect match for this important work.

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Author Bio: John Steinbeck

Author Bio: John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck (1902–1968) remains one of the quintessential writers of American literature. Born in Salinas, California, Steinbeck attended Stanford University before working at a series of mostly blue-collar jobs and embarking on his literary career. Profoundly committed to social progress, he used his writing to raise issues of labor exploitation and the plight of the common man, penning some of the greatest American novels of the twentieth century and winning such prestigious awards as the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He received the Nobel Prize in 1962, “for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humor and keen social perception.” He wrote more than twenty-five novels during his lifetime.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 10.13
Audience: Adult
Language: English