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The Chrysanthemums by John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck (1902-1968) is a notable author of Of Mice and Men, The Grapes of Wrath and East of Eden. His books are often set in California (especially Salinas Valley) and have a focus on the Depression era, the Dust Bowl and migrant workers. Mr. Steinbeck received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1940 and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962. In “The Chrysanthemums” by John Steinbeck, setting helps to show the character of Elisa Allen as a hard-working woman who has, to this point, placed her attractiveness on the back burner.