The Life of John Steinbeck Essay

Maim Garcia Mr.. Heaper Advanced English 10 Jan. 2013 The Life of John Steinbeck February 27, 1902 a great writer was born to this Earth. In Salinas, California, John Steinbeck was born and raised modestly. His father had attempted several businesses and his mother was a school teacher. Steinbeck also had three sisters. He grew up happy in his cozy, little, house in California. He was known as a smart, bright kid, but also a very shy one. Steinbeck knew by the age of fourteen years he was to become a writer.

It as his passion Steinbeck did well in school, but didn’t have any real interest in attending an institute Of higher learning. However, to please his parents he attended Stanford university for a short time in 1919. He floated in and out of classes, and officially dropped out of school forever in 1925 without a degree of any sort After dropping out at Stanford, Steinbeck found work as a construction worker and a newspaper reporter in New York City. However, in finding that occupation did not suit him, he moved back to California and took a retaking job in Lake Tahoe.

It was there Steinbeck both: wrote his first novel, Cup of Gold and married his first wife, Carol. He continued to write novels and stories, but did not achieve notable success until writing Tortilla Flat in 1935. He continued to write, becoming known for his works, Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, and In Dubious Battle. Out of his many great books, Grapes of Wrath ended up winning him a Pulitzer Prize in 1940. Along with being an author, Steinbeck was a war correspondent for the New

York Herald Tribune during World War II. He also traveled to Mexico with a marine biologist friend of his that resulted in the book, The Sea of Cortez. After writing quite an arsenal of novels, Steinbeck was honored with the Nobel Prize for Literature. He died of heart disease in New York 1968. Truly Steinbeck was not only a fantastic author and writer, but also lived an exceptional life leaving his dreams and ideas on paper to touch the minds and hearts of people even still today.