Cover of: Of Mice and Men | John Steinbeck

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The second book in John Steinbeck’s labor trilogy, Of Mice and Men is a touching tale of two migrant laborers in search of work and eventual liberation from their social circumstances. Fiercely devoted to one another, George and Lennie plan to save up to finance their dream of someday owning a small piece of land. The pair seems unstoppable until tragedy strikes and their hopes come crashing down, forcing George to make a difficult decision regarding the welfare of his best friend.

The novel is set on a ranch in Soledad, CA. Author Frank Bergon recalls reading Of Mice and Men for the first time as a teenager living in the San Joaquin Valley and remembers how he saw “as if in a jolt of light the ordinary surroundings of [his] life become worthy of literature.” Steinbeck works to propagate the notion that meaningful stories emerge from the marginalized; that even those on the fringes of society can make deserving contributions to the literary canon.

Source: http://www.steinbeck.org/about-john/his-works/



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Edition Notes

Genre
Fiction.
Copyright Date
1937

Classifications

Library of Congress
PZ3.S8195 Of

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
186 p.
Number of pages
186

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL6348985M
Internet Archive
in.ernet.dli.2015.350671
LC Control Number
37002568
OCLC/WorldCat
3442672
Library Thing
3657
Goodreads
3270957
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