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
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...
To me, this book is about dreams and aspirations. Imagine your life without dreams and goals; it would just be a strain of days with little meaning.George and Lennie dream of having their own little farm. George wants to be someone, be his own boss. Lennie wants to take care of little rabbits, and a...
I know, I know, this is one of those books that I should have read long before now. But, I finally did get around to it! Short but definitely not sweet, a heartbreaking story that really is too short for me to fully enjoy. To end a book like that?! Even when I knew something was coming... George a...
Of Mice and Men by John SteinbeckWatched Longmire where Walt is interviewing candidates for the job position and he asks others about this book and what decision they would've made.This one is about Lenny and George. Lenny will do anything George says and that gets him in trouble. Lenny liked a red ...