Books The Best John Steinbeck Books  

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List of the best John Steinbeck books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that John Steinbeck is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck is easily considered one of the greatest authors of all time. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of John Steinbeck who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

This list contains books like Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath. What are John Steinbeck's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.

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East of Eden is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books
East of Eden John Steinbeck

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The Grapes of Wrath is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books
The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck

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Of Mice and Men is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books
Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck

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Cannery Row is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books
Cannery Row John Steinbeck

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Tortilla Flat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books
Tortilla Flat John Steinbeck

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Travels with Charley: In Searc... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books

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The Winter of Our Discontent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books

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The Moon Is Down is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books
The Moon Is Down John Steinbeck

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The Pearl is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books
The Pearl John Steinbeck

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Sweet Thursday is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books
Sweet Thursday John Steinbeck

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The Red Pony is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books
The Red Pony John Steinbeck

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In Dubious Battle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books
In Dubious Battle John Steinbeck

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The Wayward Bus is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books
The Wayward Bus John Steinbeck

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The Long Valley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books
The Long Valley John Steinbeck

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To a God Unknown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books
To a God Unknown John Steinbeck

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The Pastures of Heaven is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books
The Pastures of Heaven John Steinbeck

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Cup of Gold is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books
Cup of Gold John Steinbeck

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Journal of a Novel: The East o... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books

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The Log from the Sea of Cortez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books

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Bombs away is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books
Bombs away John Steinbeck

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The Short Reign of Pippin IV is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books

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Burning Bright is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books
Burning Bright John Steinbeck