Of Mice and Men

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The childlike Lennie is lost without his guardian, George, who feels his slow-witted friend has been delivered into his keeping. Bound by their fragile dream of owning land where they will ‘belong’, their paradisial future is soon shattered.

ISBN: 9780141023571 Author: Steinbeck, John Publisher: Penguin Classics Publication Date: 26th January 2006 Imprint: Penguin Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 813.52 (edition:23) Pages: 120 Edition: Reprint Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

Drifters in search of work, George and his childlike friend Lennie, have nothing in the world except the clothes on their back – and 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 dashed as Lennie – struggling against extreme cruelty, misunderstanding and feelings of jealousy – becomes a victim of his own strength. Tackling universal themes of friendship and shared vision, and giving a voice to America’s lonely and dispossessed, Of Mice and Men remains Steinbeck’s most popular work, achieving success as a novel, Broadway play and three acclaimed films.

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