Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck Centennial Edition)

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: John Steinbeck
  • Publish Date: 2002-01-08


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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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