New York: Viking Press, 1945. 208 pp. Approximately 5 x 7 1/2". First edition, second issue. Illustrated jacket is in very good condition, with rubbing and edgewear, chipping along spine and corners, some darkening to the spine, priced $2.00. Canary yellow cloth over boards with crisp lettering on spine and cover, faded blue topstain, slight bumping to spine and corners, otherwise in very good + condition. (Goldstone & Payne A22b)
Published in 1945 and set during the Great Depression in Monterey, California, on a street lined with sardine canneries that is known as Cannery Row. The story revolves around the people living there: Lee Chong, the local grocer; Doc, a marine biologist; and Mack, the leader of a group of derelicts. John Steinbeck (1902 - 1968) was an American author who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962.