Of Mice and Men

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Author(s): John Steinbeck
Original Publish Date: Sep 01, 1993
Product Number: EB00385468
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781440633904
Publisher: Penguin Books
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A controversial tale of friendship and tragedy during the Great Depression A Penguin Classic Over seventy-five years since its first publication, Steinbeck's tale of commitment, loneliness, hope, and loss remains one of America's most widely read and taught novels. An unlikely pair, George and Lennie, two migrant workers in California during the Great Depression, grasp for their American Dream. 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, nor predict the consequences of Lennie's unswerving obedience to the things George taught him. Of Mice and Men represents an experiment in form, which Steinbeck described as "a kind of playable novel, written in a novel form but so scened and set that it can be played as it stands." A rarity in American letters, it achieved remarkable success as a novel, a Broadway play, and three acclaimed films. This edition features an introduction by Susan Shillinglaw, one of today's leading Steinbeck scholars. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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CD
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Author(s): John Steinbeck
Narrator(s): Gary Sinise, Mark Hammer
Product Number DD2079
Released: Apr 12, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Penguin Group US
ISBN: #9780142429181
eAudio
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Author(s): John Steinbeck
Narrator(s): Gary Sinise
Product Number Z100140147
Released: Jul 10, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9781984843852
Text
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Author(s): John Steinbeck
Product Number 12132
Released: Jan 12, 2000
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Penguin Group US
ISBN: #9780140177398

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