Of Mice and Men




      Of Mice and Men
The compelling story of two outsiders striving to find their place in an unforgiving world Drifters in search of work, George and his simple minded friend Lennie have nothing in the world except each other and a dream 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 doomed as Lennie, struggling against extreme cruelty, misunderstanding and feelings of jealousy, becomes a victim of his own strength Tackling universal themes such as the friendship of a shared vision, and giving voice to America s lonely and dispossessed, Of Mice and Men has proved one of Steinbeck s most popular works, achieving success as a novel, a Broadway play and three acclaimed films. Read Of Mice and Men – heartforum.co.uk

John Steinbeck III was an American writer He wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939 and the novella Of Mice and Men, published in 1937 In all, he wrote twenty five books, including sixteen novels, six non fiction books and several collections of short stories In 1962 Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature.Steinbeck grew up in the Salinas Valley region of California, a culturally diverse place of rich migratory and immigrant history This upbringing imparted a regionalistic flavor to his writing, giving many of his works a distinct sense of place Steinbeck moved briefly to New York City, but soon returned home to California to begin his career as a writer Most of his earlier work dealt with subjects familiar to him from his formative years An exception was his first novel Cup of Gold which concerns the pirate Henry Morgan, whose adventures had captured Steinbeck s imagination as a child.In his subsequent novels, Steinbeck found aauthentic voice by drawing upon direct memories of his life in California Later he used real historical conditions and events in the first half of 20th century America, which he had experienced first hand as a reporter Steinbeck often populated his stories with struggling characters his works examined the lives of the working class and migrant workers during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression His later body of work reflected his wide range of interests, including marine biology, politics, religion, history, and mythology One of his last published works was Travels with Charley, a travelogue of a road trip he took in 1960 to rediscover America He died in 1968 in New York of a heart attack and his ashes are interred in Salinas.Seventeen of his works, including The Grapes of Wrath 1940 , Cannery Row 1945 , The Pearl 1947 , and East of Eden 1952 , went on to become Hollywood films, and Steinbeck also achieved success as a Hollywood writer, receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Story in 1944 for Alfred Hitchcock s Lifeboat.

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      Of Mice and Men
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  • Paperback
  • 103 pages
  • Of Mice and Men
  • John Steinbeck
  • English
  • 05 July 2017
  • 0142000671

10 thoughts on “ Of Mice and Men

  1. Paul Bryant says:

    The title of this novel is only 50% accurate, a very poor effort Yes, it s about men, but there s little or nothing about mice in these pages Mice enthusiasts will come away disappointed This got me thinking about other novel titles You would have to say that such books as The Slap, The Help, The Great Gatsby, Gangsta Granny, Mrs Dalloway and Hamlet have very good titles because they are all about a slap, some help, a Gatsby who was really great, a no good granny, a ...

  2. Kemper says:

    I needed a quick read because I stupidly forgot that the library would be closed yesterday for Veteran s Day I d exhausted my current supply, and I needed a short term fix to hold me until I could get some new product today So I grabbed Of Mice and Men off the bookshelf last night.And I m glad I did because I d somehow remembered that this was a depressing book How wrong I was Oh, sure there were some tense moments like when you think Lennie will accidently hurt Curley s wife in the barn Wh I needed a quick read because I stupidly forgot that the library would be closed yesterday for Veteran s Day I d exhausted my current supply, and I needed a short term fix to hold me until I could get some new product today So I grabbed Of Mice and Men off the bookshelf last night.And I m glad I did because I d somehow remembered that this was a depressing book How wrong I was Oh, sure there were some tense moments like when you think Lennie will accidently hurt Curley s wife in the barn What a relief when George and Candy come in at the last minute and stop anything bad from happening And isn t it nice that the scare changes both Curley and his wife so that they have a much better marriage and new appreciation for each other.Plus, it leads to the great moment when Curley is so grateful that he fronts George, Lennie and Candy the money to finally buy the ranch of their dreams Oh, and that last scene with George and ...

  3. Nataliya says:

    Well, somehow I ve managed to read close to 800 books by now, and none of those had been Of Mice and Men That has been remedied now, and I m feeling emotionally drained by it So yeah.I suppose pretty much everyone knows the heartbreaking story of Lennie and George I was relatively unspoiled and still knew what happened in the end I just did not know how or why, but figured out those pretty quickly into the bookAnd still that did not help the sense of impending doom that was like one prot Well, somehow I ve managed to read close to 800 books by now, and none of those had been Of Mice and Men That has been remedied now, and I m feeling emoti...

  4. Sean Barrs the Bookdragon says:

    I remember reading this at school at being completely uninterested in the story I remember the teacher droning on about basic plot allegories before we read each section she would tell us what certain things meant before we had even seen them She would explain how this portrays a vital part of American culture and a vital element of human nature All in all we were told what to see in the book before we even began reading Perhaps she should have just let us read it first, and see what we t I remember reading this at school at being completely uninterested in the story I remember the teacher droning on about basic plot allegories before we read each section she would tell us what certain things meant before we had even seen them She would explain how this portrays a vital part of American culture and a vital element of human nature All in all we were told what to see in the book before we even began reading Perhaps she should have just let us read it first, and see what we took from it before being told how to read it I hated it at the time I hated being told that passages meant certain things when clearly criticism is just speculation This wasn t effective teachi...

  5. Shayantani Das says:

    Trouble with mice is you always kill em Breathtaking prose, touching characters and a heart breaking ending Who said only lengthy novel can make an impact

  6. Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    608 Of Mice And Men, John SteinbeckOf Mice and Men is a novella written by author John Steinbeck Published in 1937, it tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in California in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in the United States 608 Of Mice And Men, John SteinbeckOf Mice and Men is a novella written by author John Steinbeck Published in 1937, it tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in California in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in the United States 1974 1340 104 1356 1362 1345 184 1362 202 1366 137 1389 136 9789643314675 1370 167 1388 172 9789646631670 ...

  7. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ says:

    I think I ve been avoiding John Steinbeck, consciously or subconsciously, ever since I was a horse loving teenager and thought that The Red Pony would be a nice, pleasant book to read I didn t read any Steinbeck books for years.But I was in the local library, puttering around in the general fiction shelves, and happened to pull this one out and noticed how short it was only 107 pages ...

  8. Federico DN says:

    Sometimes people can do awful things, sometimes they mean it, and sometimes they don t.In this novel we learn the story of George and Lennie Two wandering day laborers traveling together from work to work, from trouble to trouble One small and cunning the other giant, and retarded Working from city to...

  9. Andy says:

    It s the way Steinbeck describes things that gets me Crooks, the negro stable buck, had his bunk in the harness room a little shed that leaned off the wall of the barn On one side of the little room there was a square four paned window, and on the other, a narrow plank door leading into the barn Crooks bunk was a long box filled with straw, on which his blankets were flung On the wall by the window there were pegs on which hung broken harness in process of being mended strips of new leath It s the way Steinbeck describes things that gets me Crooks, the negro stable buck, had his bunk in the harness room a little shed that leaned off the wall of the barn On one side of the little room there was a square four paned window, and on the other, a narrow plank door leading into the barn Crooks bunk was a long box filled with straw, on which his blankets were flung On the wall by the window there were pegs on which hung broken harness in process of being mended strips of new leather and under the window itself a little bench for leather working tools, curved knives and needles and balls of linen thread, and a small hand riveter On pegs were also pieces of harness, a split collar with the horsehair stuffing sticking out, a broken hame, and a trace chain with its leather covering split Crooks had his apple box over his bunk, and in it a range of medicine bottles, both for himself and for the horses There were cans of saddle soap and a drippy can of tar with its paint brush stickin...

  10. Brina says:

    Over the past year, I have rediscovered John Steinbeck as a master American story teller Having read Cannery Row and its follow up Sweet Thursday, I realized what a prolific author Steinbeck was and hope to continue my reading with a number of his novels this year One novella I did read while in school but have a fuzzy memory of is Of Mice and Men With a square on this year s classic bingo board being read a group read that you haven t read yet, I decided that it was as good a time as any to Over the past year, I have rediscovered John Steinbeck as a master American story teller Having read Cannery Row and its follow up Sweet Thursday, I realized what a prolific author Steinbeck was and hope to continue my reading with a number of his novels this year One novella I did read while in school but have a fuzzy memory of is Of Mice and Men With a square on this year s classic bingo board being read a group read that you haven t read yet, I decided...

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