The life of John Steinbeck

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    The life of John Steinbeck

    Important events in John Steinbeck's life
  • Birth

    Steinbeck was bornin Salinas, California on February 27, 1902. His parents were John Ernst II and Olive Hamilton Steinbeck. His father was an accountant. His mother was a teacher.
  • Graduated from high school

    Graduated from high school
    Steinbeck went to Salinas High School from 1915 to June of 1919.
    *Actual day is unknown.
  • Dropped out of College

    From 1919 to 1925 John sporadically attended classes at Stanford University, He dropped out to be a writer. He began to work as a contruction worker in New York soon after dropping out
    *Actual day is unknown.
  • First Novel Published

    First Novel Published
    His first novel Cup of Gold was published by McBride (New York) in August 1929. He worked on this a lot when he had free time as a care taker.
    *Actual day is unknown.
  • First Marriage

    John married Carol Henning. Carol served as editor and typist for John during marriage.
  • First popular success novel published

    First popular success novel published
    Tortilla Flat was published by Covici-Friede (New York), The book protrayed countrymen in Mexico.
  • The Grapes of Wrath published

    The Grapes of Wrath published
    The Grapes of Wrath his greatest critcal success in published by Viking. The book included violent political condemnation because of how it showed Oklahoma migrants and California growers. In 1940 he received the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for The Grapes of Wrath.
    *Actual day is unknown.
  • Divorces Carol

    He was sued for divorce by carol. Continues to live with singer Gwyndolyn Conger.
    *Actual day is unknown.
  • Married again

    He marries Gwyn Conger in New Orleans.
  • First son born

    Thom his first son was born on August 2, 1944.
  • Birth of Second son.

    On June 12, 1946 John IV was born.
  • Divorce

    He divorced with Gwyndolyn Conger in August.
    *Actual day is unknown.
  • Married for the third time.

    Married for the third time.
    John married Elaine Anderson Scott on 28 of December 1950.
  • Nobel Prize speech

    Nobel Prize speech
    He gave his nobel peace prize in literature acceptance speech.
  • United States Medal of Freedom

    John was awarded United States Medal of Freedom by president
    Lyndon B. Johnson. He recived it in literature.
  • Final book published

    Final book published
    America and Americans published.
  • Death

    John Steinbeck died on December 20, 1968 of arteriosclerosis in New York City.