reading steinbeck

A while back I decided to try to read the complete works of John Steinbeck. When I thought up that idea, I did not quite understand how many books he had written. In the various bookshops I have only ever seen a handful of books. But I was mistaken – there are more than a handful, much more. Anyway, the mission is underway.

Below Steinbeck’s  bibliography adapted from his Noble Prize page. I will mark off the books I have read as I read them over the next few months. So wish me luck.

  1. Cup of Gold : a Life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, with Occasional Reference to History.
  2. The Pastures of Heaven.
  3. To a God Unknown. (read Aug 2015)
  4. Tortilla Flat. (read 2014)
  5. In Dubious Battle.
  6. Of Mice and Men. (read 1992)
  7. The Red Pony. (read Sep 2012)
  8. Their Blood Is Strong.
  9. The Long Valley.
  10. The Grapes of Wrath. (read Dec 2011)
  11. Sea of Cortez.
  12. The Forgotten Village.
  13. Bombs Away : the Story of a Bomber Team.
  14. The Moon Is Down. (read Aug 2012)
  15. Cannery Row. (read Jun 2012)
  16. The Pearl. (read 1990)
  17. The Wayward Bus. (read Apr 2012)
  18. A Russian Journal.
  19. East of Eden. (read July 2012)
  20. Viva Zapata!
  21. Sweet Thursday. (read Jun 2012)
  22. The Short Reign of Pippin IV : a Fabrication. (read Aug 2012)
  23. Once There Was a War. (read 2015)
  24. The Winter of Our Discontent.
  25. Travels with Charley : In Search of America.
  26. America and Americans.
  27. Journal of a Novel : The East of Eden Letters.
  28. Steinbeck : a Life in Letters
  29. Working Days : The Journals of The Grapes of Wrath, 1938-1941
  30. The Uncollected Stories of John Steinbeck
  31. John Steinbeck on Writing
  32. America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction
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  5. Ian says:

    I have read all the above with the exception of ‘Their Blood is Strong’ (of which I have never heard) and all those after ‘The Winter of our Discontent’ on your list. Several, I have read many times, and will continue to do so, as he is one of my most favourite authors.
    Enjoy your reading. I hope you enjoy doing so as much as I.
    Ian

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