Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men 1

by John Steinbeck

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/09/2008

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John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men is one of the best loved novellas of all time.

Two drifters - small, shrewd George and huge, simple-minded Lennie - get work on a ranch, planning to raise enough money to get a place of their own and live off the land, if George can save his childlike, bull-strong friend from getting into trouble.

A powerfully moving story of friendship, Of Mice and Men is a simply told masterpiece.

ISBN:
9780141038421
9780141038421
Category:
Fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-09-2008
Publisher:
Penguin Books, Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
178x111x12mm
Weight:
0.08kg
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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  • The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft agley.

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    There is a reason why John Steinbecks of Mice and Men is considered the best novella of all time. Steinbeck has the ability to shape characters you care for in the brevity of a few paragraphs. My only complaint was that this was too short but it is a testament to the efficiency to his choice of words. A definitely recommended reading for anyone after a classic.

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