Of Mice and Men
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Of Mice and Men

By (author) John Steinbeck , Introduction by Susan Shillinglaw

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Streetwise George and his big, childlike friend Lennie are drifters, searching for work in the fields and valleys of California. They have nothing except the clothes on their back, and a hope that one day they'll find a place of their own and live the American dream. But dreams come at a price. Gentle giant Lennie doesn't know his own strength, and when they find work at a ranch he gets into trouble with the boss's daughter-in-law. Trouble so bad that even his protector George may not be able to save him.

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 108 x 178 x 12mm | 120g
  • 01 Mar 2007
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London
  • English
  • 0141023570
  • 9780141023571
  • 763

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John Steinbeck (1902-1968) is remembered as one of the greatest and best-loved American writers of the twentieth century. During the 1930s, his works included The Red Pony, Pastures of Heaven, Tortilla Flat, In Dubious Battle, and Of Mice and Men. The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939, earned him a Pulitzer Prize. In 1962, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature

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Of Mice and Men is a thriller, a gripping tale running to novelette length that you will not set down until it is finished. It is more than that; but it is that. . . . In sure, raucous, vulgar Americanism, Steinbeck has touched the quick in his little story. The New York Times Brutality and tenderness mingle in these strangely moving pages. . . . The reader is fascinated by a certainty of approaching doom. Chicago Tribune A short tale of much power and beauty. Mr. Steinbeck has contributed a small masterpiece to the modern tough-tender school of American fiction. Times Literary Supplement [London]"

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Of Mice and Men

It was one of the saddest endings I've ever read in a book. The story is amazing throughout the whole book, besides, it is not too long, so you can read it in only one day. I recommend it to anybody.show more
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