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Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

Author: John Steinbeck; Susan Shillinglaw (Introduction by)
Series: Penguin Modern Classics Ser.
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Description
A controversial tale of friendship and tragedy during the Great Depression

They are an unlikely pair: George is "small and quick and dark of face"; Lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child. Yet they have formed a "family," clinging together in the face of loneliness and alienation.

Laborers in California's dusty vegetable fields, they hustle work when they can, living a hand-to-mouth existence. For George and Lennie have a plan: to own an acre of land and a shack they can call their own. When they land jobs on a ranch in the Salinas Valley, the fulfillment of their dream seems to be within their grasp. But even George cannot guard Lennie from the provocations of a flirtatious woman, nor predict the consequences of Lennie's unswerving obedience to the things George taught him.

"A thriller, a gripping tale . . . that you will not set down until it is finished. Steinbeck has touched the quick." --The New York Times

Awards

Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.

Author description

Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck is remembered as one of the greatest and best-loved American writers of the twentieth century. His complete works will be available in Penguin Modern Classics.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780141185101
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : May 2011
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 8mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2005
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 813/.5/2
  • : 813/.5/2
  • : English
  • : English
  • : 1
  • : 1
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 144
  • : 144
  • : John Steinbeck; Susan Shillinglaw (Introduction by)
  • : John Steinbeck; Susan Shillinglaw (Introduction by)