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The Resource Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

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Of Mice and Men
Title
Of Mice and Men
Statement of responsibility
John Steinbeck ; with an introduction by Susan Shillinglaw
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Language
eng
Summary
A controversial tale of friendship and tragedy during the Great DepressionA Penguin Classic Over seventy-five years since its first publication, Steinbeck's tale of commitment, loneliness, hope, and loss remains one of America's most widely read and taught novels. An unlikely pair, George and Lennie, two migrant workers in California during the Great Depression, grasp for their American Dream. 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, nor predict the consequences of Lennie's unswerving obedience to the things George taught him. Of Mice and Men represents an experiment in form, which Steinbeck described as "a kind of playable novel, written in a novel form but so scened and set that it can be played as it stands." A rarity in American letters, it achieved remarkable success as a novel, a Broadway play, and three acclaimed films. This edition features an introduction by Susan Shillinglaw, one of today's leading Steinbeck scholars.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators
Summary
The tragic story of two itinerant ranch hands on the run--one is the lifelong companion to the other, a developmentally disabled man
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057457
Cataloging source
DLC
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1902-1968
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  • Steinbeck, John
  • Shillinglaw, Susan
Dewey number
813.52
Index
no index present
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480
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Shillinglaw, Susan
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  • Classic Literature
  • Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Of Mice and Men
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:06cbd3c4-16a1-433b-af26-248b4ba20880
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780141923475
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optical disk
Label
Of Mice and Men
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:06cbd3c4-16a1-433b-af26-248b4ba20880
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780141923475
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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