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Of Mice and Men

by John Steinbeck

Author: John Steinbeck

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Language: English

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In the story “Of Mice and Men” John Steinbeck, an American twentieth century writer, described an attempt of a man to realize his dream. The book had a striking success: ruin of George and Lennie’s hopes to have their own little farm touched hundred of thousands people and resulted in numerous critic essays. Written with humor, it is filled with pain for the people, noble, faithful and honest, who couldn’t’ find place in life. Everyone will understand it in one’s own way, and everyone will see here one’s own life.

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ISBN: 1907590331
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...She jerksback and you hold on like it was a mouse. She yells and we got tohide in a irrigation ditch all day with guys lookin' for us, and wegot to sneak out in the dark and get outta the country. All thetime somethin' like that - all the time. I wisht I could put you in acage with about a million mice an' let you have fun." His anger lefthim suddenly. He looked across the fire at Lennie's anguishedface, and then he looked ashamedly at the flames.It was quite dark now, but the fire lighted the trunks of the treesand the curving branches overhead. Lennie crawled slowly andcautiously around the fire until he was close to George. He satback on his heels. George turned the bean cans so that anotherside faced the fire. He pretended to be un-aware of Lennie so closebeside him."George," very softly. No answer. "George!""Whatta you want?""I was only foolin', George. I don't want no ketchup. I wouldn't eatno ketchup if it was right here beside me.""If it was here, you could have some.""But I...

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All comments: 14


19 Apr 2011 16:19:17

even though its tragic, still love this book.

I think it well shows cultural aspects of society during those era.

Even though, its kinda extreme at the end.

06 Mar 2011 22:36:22

can someone tell me what this book is about please?

17 Jan 2011 17:36:32

Honestly, I found this book particularly disturbing, as well as depressing.


14 Jan 2011 04:21:09

great book


10 Jan 2011 01:37:48



20 Dec 2010 14:44:04

worth reading! a masterpiece

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Behind him walked his opposite, a huge man, shapeless of face, with large, pale eyes, with wide, sloping shoulders; and he walked heavily, dragging his feet a little, the way a bear drags his paws.


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The first man was small and quick, dark of face, with restless eyes and sharp, strong features. Every part of him was defined: small, strong hands, slender arms, a thin and bony nose.


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The water is warm too, for it has slipped twinkling over the yellow sands in the sunlight before reaching the narrow pool.


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