Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Susan Shillinglaw | WaterstonesThe reader is fascinated by a certainty of approaching doom. Steinbeck has contributed a small masterpiece to the modern tough-tender school of American fiction. Brutality and tenderness mingle in these strangely moving pages. Chicago Tribune. A short tale of much power and beauty. Times Literary Supplement [London]". An amazing book which improves upon each reading.
Of Mice and Men
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In he went to Stanford University, where he intermittently enrolled in literature and writing courses until he left in without taking a degree. During the next five years he supported himself as a laborer and journalist in New York City and then as a caretaker for a Lake Ta-hoe estate, all the time working on his first novel, Cup of Gold Popular success and financial security came only with Tortilla Flat , stories about Monterey's paisanos. A ceaseless experimenter throughout his career, Steinbeck changed courses regularly. Three powerful novels of the late s focused on the California laboring class: In Dubious Battle , Of Mice and Men , and the book considered by many his finest, The Grapes of Wrath Early in the s, Steinbeck became a filmmaker with The Forgotten Village and a serious student of marine biology with Sea of Cortez.
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, but their hopes are doomed as Lennie - struggling against extreme cruelty, misunderstanding and jealousy - becomes a victim of his own strength. John Steinbeck is remembered as one of the greatest and best-loved American writers of the twentieth century. The Grapes of Wrath, published in , earned him a Pulitzer Prize.
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