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Of Mice and Men & Cannery Row 7 editions

Cover of: Of Mice and Men & Cannery Row | John Steinbeck
About the Book

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

Unburdened by the material necessities of the more fortunate, the denizens of Cannery Row discover rewards unknown in more traditional society. Henry the painter sorts through junk lots for pieces of wood to incorporate into the boat he is building, while the girls from Dora Flood’s bordello venture out now and then to enjoy a bit of sunshine. Lee Chong stocks his grocery with almost anything a man could want, and Doc, a young marine biologist who ministers to sick puppies and unhappy souls, unexpectedly finds true love. Cannery Row is just a few blocks long, but the story it harbors is suffused with warmth, understanding, and a great fund of human values.

Classifications

Library of Congress PZ3.S8195 Ofc 1978, PS3537.T3234 Ofc 1978
Dewey 813/.5/2

7 editions First published in 1947

Edition Read Locate Buy
Cover of: Of Mice and Men & Cannery Row
Of Mice and Men & Cannery Row
1984, Penguin Books
Paperback in English
Cover of: Of mice and men ;Cannery row
Of mice and men ;Cannery row
1978, Penguin Books
in English
Cover of: Of Mice and Men / Cannery Row
Of Mice and Men / Cannery Row
January 23, 1963, Penguin
Paperback in English
Cover of: Of mice and men and cannery row.
Of mice and men and cannery row.
1949, Penguin
in English
Cover of: Of Mice and Men / Cannery Row (Penguin Modern Classics)
Cover of: Of Mice and Men / Cannery Row (Penguin Modern Classics)
Cover of: Of mice and men and cannery row.

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