the grapes of wrath

Grapes of Wrath, The

noun
a novel (1939) by John Steinbeck.
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(1939) A novel by John Steinbeck about the hardships of an American farm family in the Dust Bowl during the Great Depression. Forced off the land, they travel to California to earn a living harvesting fruit.

Note: The title is from “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”
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