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
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The Grapes of Wrath is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books
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195 36
Of Mice and Men is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books
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108 16
Cannery Row is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books
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72 16
Tortilla Flat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books
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68 23
Travels with Charley: In Searc... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books

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50 17
The Winter of Our Discontent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books

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26 8
The Moon Is Down is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books
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The Pearl is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books
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28 14
The Red Pony is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books
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23 10
Sweet Thursday is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books
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20 8
The Wayward Bus is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books
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17 6
In Dubious Battle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books
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17 7
To a God Unknown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books
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13 5
The Long Valley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books
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12 7
The Pastures of Heaven is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books
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Journal of a Novel: The East o... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books

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The Log from the Sea of Cortez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books

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8 9
Cup of Gold 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
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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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4 9
Burning Bright is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best John Steinbeck Books
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