• John Steinbeck: Writer by Jackson Benson. Penguin: New York, 1990.
  • Modern Critical Views: John Steinbeck by Harold Bloom, Ed. Chelsea House: New York, 1987.
  • Steinbeck's Typewriter: Essays on His Art by Robert DeMott. Whitson: New York, 1996
  • John Steinbeck and His Critics by John Ditsky. Camden House: Rochester, NY, 2000.
  • John Steinbeck's Fiction Revisited by Warren French. Twayne: New York, 1994.
  • A New Study Guide to Steinbeck's Major Works with Critical Explications by Tetsumaro Hayashi, ed. The Scarecrow Press: New Jersey, 1993.
  • The Wide World of John Steinbeck by Peter Lisca. Rutgers University Press: New Brunswick, 1958.
  • John Steinbeck's Re-Vision of America by Louis Owens. University of Georgia Press: Athens, 1985
  • The Grapes of Wrath: Trouble in the Promised Land by Louis Owens. Twayne, Boston, 1989.
  • Steinbeck and the Environment: Interdisciplinary Approaches, Ed. Susan Beegel, Susan Shillinglaw, Wes Tiffney. University of Alabama P: Tuscaloosa, 1997.
  • Beyond Boundaries: Rereading John Steinbeck, Ed. Susan Shillinglaw and Kevin Hearle. University of Alabama P: Tuscaloosa, 2002.
  • Of Mice and Men: A Kinship of Powerlessness by Charlotte Cook Hadella. Twayne: NY, 1995.
  • John Steinbeck's Fiction: The Aesthetics of the Road Taken by Norman and London. U of Oklahoma Press, 1986.
  • Parallel Expeditions: Charles Darwin and the Art of John Steinbeck by Brian Railsback. Moscow: University of Idaho Press, 1995.