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Of Mice and Men (Paperback)
  • Of Mice and Men (Paperback)
Paperback Published: 07/09/2000
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This is a compelling story of two outsiders striving to find their place in an unforgiving world, John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men includes an introduction by Susan Shillinglaw in Penguin Classics. Drifters in search of work, George and his childlike friend Lennie, have nothing in the world except the clothes on their back - and a dream that one day they will have some land of their own. Eventually they find work on a ranch in California's Salinas Valley, but their hopes are dashed as Lennie - struggling against extreme cruelty, misunderstanding and feelings of jealousy - becomes a victim of his own strength. Tackling universal themes of friendship and shared vision, and giving a voice to America's lonely and dispossessed, Of Mice and Men remains Steinbeck's most popular work, achieving success as a novel, Broadway play and three acclaimed films. If you enjoyed Of Mice and Men, you might like Steinbeck's Cannery Row, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. "A thriller, a gripping tale that you will not set down until it is finished. Steinbeck has touched the quick." (The New York Times).

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141185101

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Steinbeck's masterpiece captures the all-time American dream vividly and then crushes it with choking despair. This novel is definitely a 'must' in everyone's library. Certainly one of my favourites.

5th March 2011
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“A true classic”

Streetwise George and his friend Lenny are drifters, searching for work in the American midwest and trying not to get themselves in too much trouble...

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“Of Mice and Men”

An amazing book which improves upon each reading. I am teaching it for GCSE at the moment and my class love the novel.

12th February 2007
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