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John Steinbeck Autograph Sold

We at Nate D. Sanders Auctions sold a John Steinbeck autograph letter for $1,796 regarding his novel The Grapes of Wrath, which won a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award. Please see below for details:

John Steinbeck 1938 Autograph Letter Signed

Autograph letter signed from Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winning author John Steinbeck. Written in ink on verso of a postcard, signed letter is addressed to fellow writer and political activist Selden Rodman. Steinbeck writes just after completing the manuscript of “The Grapes of Wrath,” and offers a glimpse into the enormous fatigue that followed this literary labor of love: “…Look – I’m just finishing an 800-page book. I’m pooped. Never could write for anything, and now I’m thoroughly tired…Worked right through a case of flu and now am so weary and dispirited that I never want to write anything again – particularly an article…Three years of work on this book and it is all I have. And all I’m likely to have for some time. I’m seriously tempted to take a long cruise somewhere and rest completely…Wish I felt well enough to write more…” Steinbeck did go on to write other novels, but “The Grapes of Wrath” was unquestionably his greatest. As reviewer Charles Poore wrote in the New York Times after Steinbeck’s 1968 death, “John Steinbeck’s first great book was his last great book. But Good Lord, what a book…” Postcard measures 3.25″ x 5.25″. Soiling and chipping to top edge, otherwise near fine condition. Sold for $1,796.

John Steinbeck autograph
John Steinbeck Autograph. Click to enlarge.

We also sold the following John Steinbeck signed books:

John Steinbeck Signed Copy of ”The Grapes of Wrath” — Fine Piece of American Literature Signed by the Author the Year After He Won the Nobel Prize

”The Grapes of Wrath” signed by its author, John Steinbeck. Viking Press: New York: 1963. Signed by the author the year after he received the Nobel Prize, and a few years before his death: ”For M. Klemaszewski from John Steinbeck 11/20/63” on the half-title page. A fine example of Steinbeck’s epic American novel, which largely contributed to his winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. 5” x 7.75” book runs 619pp. Partial separation of front hinge, limited soiling to boards and light wear on both joints. Very good condition. Sold for $1,562.

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John Steinbeck Signed Copy of ”The Grapes of Wrath”. Click to enlarge.

John Steinbeck Signed ”The Short Novels of John Steinbeck” — 1st Printing in Original Dustjacket

John Steinbeck signed first edition, first printing of ”The Short Novels of John Steinbeck,” Viking: New York: 1953. The Nobel Prize-winning author inscribes the front free endpaper: ”For Hank Pearson / with best wishes / John Steinbeck / New York 1953”. This first edition in its original dustjacket is a compilation of six of his moving stories: ”Tortilla Flat,” ”The Red Pony,” ”Of Mice and Men,” ”The Moon is Down,” ”Cannery Row” and ”The Pearl.” Bound in brick red cloth boards with black lettering. Top edge yellow. Original grey and orange unclipped dustjacket is near fine. Book has small areas of discoloration on signature page and rear free endpaper, else fine. Sold for $1,250.

John Steinbeck autograph
John Steinbeck Signed ”The Short Novels of John Steinbeck” — 1st Printing in Original Dustjacket. Click to enlarge.

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