Of Mice and Men (Penguin Classics)
Over seventy-five years since its first publication, Steinbeck’s tale of commitment, loneliness, hope, and loss remains one of America’s most widely read and taught novels. An unlikely pair, George and Lennie, two migrant workers in California during the Great Depression, grasp for their American... show more
Over seventy-five years since its first publication, Steinbeck’s tale of commitment, loneliness, hope, and loss remains one of America’s most widely read and taught novels. An unlikely pair, George and Lennie, two migrant workers in California during the Great Depression, grasp for their American Dream. 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, nor predict the consequences of Lennie's unswerving obedience to the things George taught him. Of Mice and Men represents an experiment in form, which Steinbeck described as “a kind of playable novel, written in a novel form but so scened and set that it can be played as it stands.” A rarity in American letters, it achieved remarkable success as a novel, a Broadway play, and three acclaimed films. This edition features an introduction by Susan Shillinglaw.
Publish date: February 1st 1994
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 138
Edition language: English
I just reread this with my nephew - a buddy read. I was reminded how much I loved this book years ago. It's a short and somewhat simple story that leaves me aching and questioning myself about ethics and morals and what, exactly, does "right or wrong" mean? Lenny is one of the most endearing figures...
Ok, I think I’m traumatized now! Believe it or not, I read this book for the first time without knowing much about the story or anything about how it ended. There was enough foreshadowing that I felt pretty sure something horrible would happen by the end, but it ended up being a bit beyond what I h...
What can I say about a book like this? More to the point, what can I say that hasn't already been said? I highly doubt I can add anything original, but I can tell you what I thought. I fell in love with the work of Steinbeck when I read and loved Grapes of Wrath. Although that was very different i...
Nice that it was a quick read. Would've maybe like to have seen what happens with George next, now that he is untied from Lennie.
E'un racconto duro e carico di sofferenza. In poche pagine Steinbeck ha tracciato la vita i sogni e le sofferenze dei braccianti in California intorno agli anni '30. Anche se molto breve, ci ho messo qualche giorno a finirlo proprio per l'amarezza e il senso di impotenza contro un destino segnato ch...