10 Things You Might Not Know About John Steinbeck — Simply Charly

John Steinbeck

1. The actual family name of the Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author (1902–1968) was “Grossteinbeck,” which his paternal grandfather shortened to “Steinbeck” when he first came to the United States from Germany.

2. According to his biographer Jay Parini, the Steinbeck family home in Salinas, CA was a large Victorian house with maids and servants…

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