- Paperback: 132 pages
- Publisher: Penguin (General UK); 1 edition (1 September 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 014103842X
- ISBN-13: 978-0141038421
- Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 1.2 x 17.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 81.6 g
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,096 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Among his most renowned works are Of Mice and Men, Cannery Row, East of Eden and The Grapes of Wrath, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1940.
In 1926 Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature as a mark of his outstanding contribution to literature, his unquestionable popularity and his versatility. In his speech accepting the Nobel Prize, Steinbeck gave his view of authorship- 'The ancient omission of the writer has not changed. He is charged with exposing our may grevious faults and failures, with dredging up to the light our dark and dangerous dreams for the purpose of improvement. Furthermore, the writer is delegated to declare and to celebrate man's proven capacity for greatness of heart and spirit for gallantry in defeat - for courage, compassion and love.'
John Steinbeck died on 20th December 1968.
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Steinbeck's talent to create a whole world in a few short sentences has been a source of pleasure to me over my reading history. I think I first read him in the mid 1960s and have reread most of hid books since. I don't know why I hadn't read Of Mice and Men more often.
Wow. This book may have been short but it packs a lot into a very few pages. I must say, that I enjoyed every one of those, very few pages. I found it very hard to put down. If I didn't have to work at 2 jobs and as Lennie puts it, “An’ live on the fatta the lan’.” I would have finished it in one setting. Of Mice And Men, truly is a book that everyone should read at least once.
There are a number of ways the story could have ended, and the reader is left to dwell on the ending that Steinbeck has chosen. Not a book that you will quickly forget.
drew me into it and the characters all well recognised - of course you always felt that something was going to go wrong
with Lennie the way he was, and it built up to that point. Sad ending but with such emotions building it was inevitably
the only way. I enjoyed reading this old story .