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The Winter Of Our Discontent
by John Steinbeck
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PublisherViking Press
Release Date1961 (added to CC 21 Dec 2017)
Amazon Sales Rank206,181
The Winter of Our Discontent
281 pp. "In awarding John Steinbeck the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Nobel committee stated that with The Winter of Our Discontent, he had "resumed his position as an independent expounder of the truth, with an unbiased instinct for what is genuinely American." Ethan Allen Hawley, the protagonist of the novel, works as a clerk in a grocery store that his family once owned. With the decline in their status, his wife is restless, and his teenage children are hungry for the tantalizing material comforts he cannot provide. Then one day, in a moment of moral crisis, Ethan decides to take a holiday from his own scrupulous standards."Keywords: WORLD LITERATURE CLASSICS FICTION AMERICAN LIFE PULITZER NOBEL PRIZE JOHN STEINBECK

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