Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck - Google книгиIn he went to Stanford University, where he intermittently enrolled in literature and writing courses until he left in without taking a degree. During the next five years he supported himself as a laborer and journalist in New York City and then as a caretaker for a Lake Ta-hoe estate, all the time working on his first novel, Cup of Gold Popular success and financial security came only with Tortilla Flat , stories about Monterey's paisanos. A ceaseless experimenter throughout his career, Steinbeck changed courses regularly. Three powerful novels of the late s focused on the California laboring class: In Dubious Battle , Of Mice and Men , and the book considered by many his finest, The Grapes of Wrath
Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men is a novella written by John Steinbeck. Steinbeck based the novella on his own experiences working alongside migrant farm workers as a teenager in the s before the arrival of the Okies that he would describe in The Grapes of Wrath. While it is a book taught in many schools,  Of Mice and Men has been a frequent target of censors for vulgarity, and what some consider offensive, ableist and racist language; consequently, it appears on the American Library Association 's list of the Most Challenged Books of 21st Century. Two migrant field workers in California on their plantation during the Great Depression—George Milton, an intelligent but uneducated man, and Lennie Small, a bulky, strong man but mentally disabled —are in Soledad on their way to another part of California. They hope to one day attain the dream of settling down on their own piece of land.
We were asked to read this book at school as part of our English lessons. I loved this book from start to finish and so read it several times. It is really well written and has a pure simplicity of A ceaseless experimenter throughout his career, Steinbeck changed courses regularly. Three powerful novels of the late s focused on the California laboring class: In Dubious Battle , Of Mice and Men , and the book considered by many his finest, The Grapes of Wrath Early in the s, Steinbeck became a filmmaker with The Forgotten Village and a serious student of marine biology with Sea of Cortez
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