John Steinbeck (1902-1968) was an American author. Steinbeck was a controversial figure during his lifetime for his leftist politics. During his literary career, he wrote 16 novels, 6 non-fiction books and 5 short story collections. He is best known for his novels Of Mice and Men (technically a novella), The Grapes of Wrath and East of Eden. The first two of those novels, along with In Dubious Battle, were considered to be his “California series,” set during the Dust Bowl.

John Steinbeck became a published author in 1929 with the novel Cup of Gold. Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. Below is a list of John Steinbeck’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Cannery Row Books


Cannery Row(1945) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sweet Thursday(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Cup of Gold(1929) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pastures of Heaven(1932) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Red Pony(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To a God Unknown(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tortilla Flat(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In Dubious Battle(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nothing So Monstrous(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Of Mice and Men(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Grapes of Wrath(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Forgotten Village(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Moon is Down(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wayward Bus(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pearl(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Burning Bright(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
East of Eden(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Short Reign of Pippin IV(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Winter of Our Discontent(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Zapata(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Plays


Viva Zapata!(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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  • liam tomlington

    this is wrong . he couldn’t of released a book in 1992 because he died of a heart disease in 1968