Carol and John Steinbeck: Portrait of a Marriage
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Carol Henning Steinbeck was John's first wife and the woman who edited and inspired his best work. The dedication to The Grapes of Wrath reads, in part: "To Carol who willed this book," and in a very real sense she willed to life all of his fiction of the 1930s. Energetic, creative, spunky and intelligent, Carol devoted herself to her husband's writing. It's an oft-told tale, a woman hitching her star to a man's steady sense of purpose. Department of English and Comparative Literature
University of Nevada Press
English Language and Literature
Shillinglaw, Susan, "Carol and John Steinbeck: Portrait of a Marriage" (2013). Books by SJSU Authors. Book 86.