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Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck Centennial Edition) (original 1937; edition 2002)

by John Steinbeck (Author)

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Member:RFBrost
Title:Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck Centennial Edition)
Authors:John Steinbeck (Author)
Info:Penguin (2002), Edition: First Edition Thus, 112 pages
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Rating:****
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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (1937)

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    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (nu-bibliophile, sturlington)
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    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (SkinneeJay)
    SkinneeJay: Both are simple and sad stories. I find the endings pretty similar.
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    The Cone-Gatherers by Robin Jenkins (chrisharpe)
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    The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway (sturlington)
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    I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier (meggyweg)
    meggyweg: Both these books are perfectly structured, all the plot parts fitting so seamlessly together that not even a knife blade could slip between them. The endings to each are as inevitable as the end of the world.
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A good read by John Steinbeck, enjoyed the relationship between Lennie and George, I'm not a fan of sad endings but this ending was really well done. ( )
  ryndean | Jun 11, 2019 |
As in "To kill a mockingbird", I don't like books written in a transcription of dialect or speech.I'd read this one in school, and now felt it was time to re-read it. Steinbeck manages very well to create suspense. I don't think Lenny serves well as an allegory of the weak falling victim to the powerful. He's too special for that, too peculiar.
  Kindlegohome | Jun 3, 2019 |
This book was one I was forced to read in high school. It was a dreadful bore, I actually had to reread sections several times as to ensure my understanding. I do highly recommend it though, as a torture device. ( )
1 vote thebacklistbook | Apr 24, 2019 |
Drifters with big dreams. The smarter man taking advantage and overbearing the lesser man. ( )
  sandra.pinkerton83 | Apr 16, 2019 |
Well, that was depressing. Bad things happen to people when they are afraid and panic. Living a life free of fear is a wonderful thing. You can only life a fearless life if you are free of other people. But then you are isolated and lonely. ( )
  authenticjoy | Mar 29, 2019 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Steinbeck, Johnprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Eggink, ClaraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Martin, FletcherIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Shillinglaw, SusanIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sinise, GaryNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Winterich, John T.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Cannery Row | Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

In Dubious Battle | Of Mice and Men | The Pastures of Heaven | To a God Unknown | Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck

The Short Novels of John Steinbeck: Tortilla Flat/The Red Pony/Of Mice and Men/The Moon Is Down/Cannery Row/The Pearl by John Steinbeck

The Steinbeck Centennial Collection (Boxed Set) by John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men | Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck

Cannery Row | Grapes of Wrath | Of Mice and Men | Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck

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A few miles south of Soledad, the Salinas River drops in close to the hillside bank and runs deep and green.
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The tragic story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in California, USA.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0142000671, Paperback)

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

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In Depression-era California, two migrant workers dream of better days on a spread of their own until an act of unintentional violence leads to tragic consequences.

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Penguin Australia

4 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0141185104, 0141023570, 014103842X, 0241952484

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