Of Mice and Men

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Penguin Books Limited, Sep 7, 2000 - Fiction - 144 pages
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Streetwise George and his big, childlike friend Lennie are drifters, searching for work in the fields and valleys of California. They have nothing except the clothes on their back, and a hope that one day they'll find a place of their own and live the American dream. But dreams come at a price. Gentle giant Lennie doesn't know his own strength, and when they find work at a ranch he gets into trouble with the boss's daughter-in-law. Trouble so bad that even his protector George may not be able to save him...

Contains an introduction by David Wyatt, as well as suggestions for further reading of acclaimed criticisms and references.

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User Review  - Lord_Boris - LibraryThing

I must be one of the few people who didn't read this novella as part of their school curriculum. So I was coming at this with barely an inkling of what the book was about. Suffice to say it was an ... Read full review

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User Review  - KatherineGregg - LibraryThing

Gary Sinese beautifully reads this Steinbeck story about George and Lennie, migrant workers who go from farm to farm looking for work during the depression. Lennie is mentally disabled but a good ... Read full review

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John Steinbeck (1902-1968) is remembered as one of the greatest and best-loved American writers of the twentieth century. During the 1930s, his works included The Red Pony, Pastures of Heaven, Tortilla Flat, In Dubious Battle, and Of Mice and Men. The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939, earned him a Pulitzer Prize. In 1962, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature

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