Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck Centennial Edition)
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: John Steinbeck
- Publish Date: 2002-01-08
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. âThe New York Times