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Of Mice and Men is a novel written by author John Steinbeck. Published in 1937, tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two migrant workers displaced from the ranch, moving from one place to another in California in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in the United States.
Steinbeck based the novel on his own experiences working with migrant farm workers as a teenager in the 1910s (before the arrival of the Okies, he would describe vividly in The Grapes of Wrath). The title is taken from Robert Burns's poem "To a Mouse", which says: "The best-established schemes of 'mice an' men / Gang aft agley." (The best-established patterns of mice and men / often go wrong).
Although it is a book that is taught in many schools, Of Mice and Men has been a frequent target of the censors of the vulgarity and what some consider offensive and racist language; consequently, it appears in the list of the Library of the United States of the most challenged books of the 21st century.

Review: Of Mice and Men is a thriller, an exciting story that runs to the length of the novel and that you will not leave until it is finished. It is more than that; but it is that. . . . Insure, strident, vulgar Americanism, Steinbeck has played the fast in his little story. The New York Times Brutality and tenderness mingle in these strangely moving pages. . . . The reader is fascinated by the certainty of impending doom. Chicago Tribune A brief history of much power and beauty. Mr. Steinbeck has contributed a small masterpiece in the modern hard school of American fiction. Times Literary Supplement [London] "" Of Mice and Men is a thriller, an exciting story that runs to the length of the novel that you will not leave blank until it is finished. It is more than that; but it is that. . . . Ensure, strident, vulgar Americanism, Steinbeck has played the fast in his little story. "- The New York Times" Brutality and tenderness are mixed in these strangely moving pages. . . . The reader is fascinated by the certainty of the approaching fatality. "- Chicago Tribune" A brief history of much power and beauty. Mr. Steinbeck has contributed a small masterpiece in the modern hard school of American fiction. "- Times Literary Supplement [London]
About The Author: Jhn Steinbeck (1902-1968) is remembered as one of the greatest and best-loved American writers of the 20th century. During the 1930s, his works included The Red Pony, Pastures of Heaven, Tortilla Flat, In Dubious Battle and Of Mice and Men. The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939, earned him a Pulitzer Prize. In 1962, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature

Author John Steinbeck
Cover artist Ross MacDonald
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Covici Friede
Publication date
1937
Pages 187