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John Steinbeck's America: Works

Links to history and literature resources useful in the study of John Steinbeck, his contemporaries, and his times.

Works by Steinbeck

Year

Books

Short Stories

Articles and Essays

Plays and Film Scripts

1929

Cup of Gold: A life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, with Occasional Reference to History. New York: R.M. McBride & Co.

 

 

 

1932

 

The Pastures of Heaven. New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam

 

 

1933

To a God Unknown. New York: Ballou

 

 

 

1935

Tortilla Flat. New York: Covici-Friede

 

 

 

1936

In Dubious Battle. New York: Covici-Friede

 

“St. Katy the Virgin”

“Nothing So Monstrous”

“The Harvest Gypsies” (San Francisco News, October)

 

 

1937

Of Mice and Men. New York: Covici-Friede

The Red Pony. New York: Covici-Friede

 

 

Of Mice and Men: a Play in Three Acts. New York: Covici- Friede

1938

Their Blood Is Strong. San Francisco: Simon J. Lubin Society

The Long Valley. New York: Viking

 

“Starvation Under the Orange Trees” (Monterey Trader)

 

1939

The Grapes of Wrath. New York: Viking

 

 

 

1940

 

 

“John Steinbeck Replies”

 

1941

Sea of Cortez: a Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research (with Edward F. Ricketts). New York: Viking

The Forgotten Village. New York: Viking

 

 

Forgotten Village (film)

1942

Bombs Away: the Story of a Bomber Team. New York: Viking

The Moon Is Down. New York: Viking

 

 

The Moon Is Down: a Play in Two Parts. New York: Dramatists Play Service

1943

 

 

“How Edith McGillcuddy met R L S”

 

1944

 

 

 

Lifeboat (film)

1945

Cannery Row. New York: Viking

 

 

A Medal for Benny (film)

1947

The Pearl. New York: Viking

The Wayward Bus. New York: Viking

 

 

“The First Watch”

“Vanderbuilt Clinic”

 

1948

A Russian Journal. New York: Viking

 

“Forward to Between Pacific Tides”

 

1950

 

 

 

Burning Bright: a Play in Story Form. New York: Village Press

1951

 

 

 

Burning Bright: a Play in Three Acts. New York: Dramatists Play Service

1952

East of Eden. New York: Viking

Viva Zapata! Rome: Edizioni Filmcritica

 

 

Viva Zapata! (film)

1954

Sweet Thursday. New York: Viking

 

 

 

1955

 

 

“Positano”

“Always Something to do In Salinas”

 

1956

Un Américain a New York et a Paris [Publisher]

 

 

 

1957

The Short Reign of Pippin IV: a Fabrication. New York: Viking

 

 

 

1958

Once There Was a War. New York: Viking

 

 

 

1961

The Winter of Our Discontent. New York: Viking

 

 

 

1962

Travels with CharleyIn Search of America. New York: Viking

 

Speech Accepting the Nobel Peace Prize for Literature. New York: Viking

 

1966

America and Americans. New York: Viking

 

 

 

1969

Journal of a NovelThe East of Eden Letters. New York: Viking

 

 

 

1975

Steinbecka Life in Letters (ed. by Elaine Steinbeck and Robert Wallsten). New York: Viking

 

 

 

1976

The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble KnightsFrom the Winchester Manuscript and Other Sources (ed. by Chase Horton). New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux

 

 

 

1979

Steinbeck and CoviciThe Story of a Friendship (Thomas French, ed.). Middlebury, Vt.: P. S. Eriksson

 

 

 

1986

 

The Uncollected Stories of John Steinbeck (ed. by Kiyoshi Nakayama). Tokyo: Nan'un-do

 

 

1988

The Harvest Gypsies:On the Road to the Grapes of Wrath. San Francisco: Heydey Books

 

John Steinbeck on Writing / edited by Tetsumaro Hayashi. Muncie, Ind.: Steinbeck Research Institute

 

1989

Working DaysThe Journals of The Grapes of Wrath, 1938-1941 (ed. by Robert DeMott). New York: Viking

 

 

 

2002

 

 

America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction (ed. by Susan Shillinglaw & Jackson J. Benson). New York: Viking