Hodder Graphics: Of Mice and Men

Hodder Graphics: Of Mice and Men 1

by John SteinbeckPhilip Page and Philip Page

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/01/2007

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Hodder Graphics: Of Mice and Men is a graphic text designed to support teaching of Of Mice and Men for the GCSE English Literature exam. Its visual representation combined with its simple approach make it accessible to students across a range of abilities. The Graphic Book will provide an overview of the set text with plot and characters clearly delineated, but will also focus on aspects of the text that examiners find students struggle with most in the exam. - Support students in their understanding of the cultural and historial background to the text - Uses text references to develop language analysis work - Focuses on plot, characterisation, theme, language and structure as specified int he Assessment Objectives
ISBN:
9780340928653
9780340928653
Category:
School editions of English literature fiction texts
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-01-2007
Publisher:
Hodder Education
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
64
Dimensions (mm):
238x187x3mm
Weight:
0.16kg
John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California, in 17 February 1902. After studying English at Stanford University, he held several jobs including working as a hod-carrier, apprentice painter, laboratory assistant, ranch hand, fruit-picker, construction worker at Madison Square Gardens, New York, and reporter for the New York American. In 1935 he became a full-time writer and was a special writer for the United States Army Air Force during World War II.

Among his most renowned works are Of Mice and Men, Cannery Row, East of Eden and The Grapes of Wrath, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1940.

In 1926 Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature as a mark of his outstanding contribution to literature, his unquestionable popularity and his versatility. In his speech accepting the Nobel Prize, Steinbeck gave his view of authorship: 'The ancient omission of the writer has not changed.

He is charged with exposing our may grevious faults and failures, with dredging up to the light our dark and dangerous dreams for the purpose of improvement. Furthermore, the writer is delegated to declare and to celebrate man's proven capacity for greatness of heart and spirit for gallantry in defeat - for courage, compassion and love.' John Steinbeck died on 20th December 1968.

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  • An enjoyable read

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    An enjoyable read . Of mice and Men is a short story well worth your time in picking up. Rightly acclaimed as being one of the best novellas of all time, I felt that it had a depth of story telling that you normally would get only from epics. The ultimately tragic story of 2 friends small George Milton and big Lennie Small on a quest to fulfil their grand plan of livin' o' the fat o' the lan'.