Drifters in search of work, George and his simple-minded friend Lennie, have nothing in the world except each other and a dream – a dream that one day they will have some land of their own.
Eventually they find work on a ranch in California's Salinas Valley, but their hopes are doomed as Lennie, struggling against extreme cruelty, misunderstanding and feelings of jealousy, becomes a victim of his own strength.
Tackling universal themes; friendship and a shared vision, and giving voice to America's lonely and dispossessed, Of Mice and Men has proved one of Steinbeck's most popular works, achieving success as a novel, a Broadway play and three acclaimed films.
- Publication Date:
- 22 / 09 / 2000
- 129 x 198mm
A poignant, heart-wrenching, tragically beautiful novel, this book follows the trials of two drifters as they find work on a ranch in California. They dream of independence, but the misunderstood giant Lennie dashes their dreams after fallng victim to his own strength. The ramifications are gut-wrenching, and makes this book one of the most riveting I've ever encountered. - Kirstie (QBD)