John Steinbeck's classic novel, Of Mice and Men, was first published in 1937. Despite the controversies and book banning that have surrounded the text, this story of George and Lenny in the Salinas Valley has become one of Steinbeck's most beloved novels. Read more about Of Mice and Men.
John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men is a touching tale of the friendship between two men--set against the backdrop of the United States during the depression of the 1930s. Subtle in its characterization, the book addresses the real hopes and dreams of working-class America. This edition is published by Penguin.
Library of America offers this collection of the early California writings by John Steinbeck--collected here for the first time. Robert DeMott edits this volume, which includes: The Pastures of Heaven, To a God Unknown, Tortilla Flat, In Dubious Battle, Of Mice and Men. Of these works, Of Mice and Men is probably the best known (and studied), but the works of Steinbeck are always worth reading. As early examples of his writing style and development, these works offer a unique perspective on a writer who would become one of the greatest American writers of his century.
In Readings on Of Mice and Men, Jill Karson edits essays on Of Mice and Men for Gale Group. Essays in this book discuss themes, symbols, and structure.
Charlotte Hadella delves into the ins and outs of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men with this book, Of Mice & Men: A Kinship of Powerlessness, for Gale Group. Find out why Of Mice and Men is a literary experiment, and what changes Steinbeck made to the book--which developed it into the classic we know (and study) today.