Of Mice and Men (Popular Penguin)

Author(s): John Steinbeck

Adult Classics

A controversial tale of friendship and tragedy during the Great Depression

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


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780141038421
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : September 2008
  • : 181mm X 111mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 132
  • : 132
  • : John Steinbeck
  • : John Steinbeck
  • : 813/.5/2
  • : 813/.5/2
  • : en
  • : en
  • : export ed
  • : export ed
  • : Modern fiction
  • : Paperback
  • : Modern fiction
  • : Paperback