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The story is primarily set in the Salinas Valley, California, between the beginning of the twentieth century and the end of World War I, though some chapters are set in Connecticut and Massachusetts, and the story goes as far back as the American Civil War. Based on the book of Genesis, this novel is lyrical and poetic - A window into the human condition.
The Grapes of Wrath...,towards the end, after finally reaching California and being mistreated down near Bakersfield, they move north into Tulare County to Linnell Camp (near Visalia) where a county agent checks in on them to be sure they are being treated well...,my Dad was one of those agents back during those hard times.
Pearl, The By: John Steinbeck Lost References: One of the DHARMA Initiative stations is named The Pearl ("Everybody Hates Hugo") The Pearl shows the "curse" of having too much wealth out of your status, like Hurley with the lottery.
One of my favorites with strong, interesting characters. Lee Chong, Doc, Dora, Mack, Hazel, Eddie & the Chinaman make you care and enjoy the story. Brilliant.