Of Mice and Men


Of Mice and Men Cover ImageOf Mice and Men (1937) is typically taught in middle school or high school and is one of Steinbeck's most acclaimed and beloved works. It is a moving story of thwarted dreams, friendship, and sacrifice that chronicles four days in the lives of migrant workers, George Milton and Lennie Small. Set primarily on a ranch near Soledad, just south of Steinbeck's hometown of Salinas, California, the novel paints a vivid picture of farm life in the area during the Great Depression. Steinbeck's themes include social injustice, racial injustice, and the power of friendship.

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