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Of Mice and Men
Contributor(s): Steinbeck, John (Author)

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ISBN: 0140177396     ISBN-13: 9780140177398
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 1993

Annotation: Tragic tale of a retarded man and the friend who loves and tries to protect him. With illustrations from the movie starring John Malkovich and Gary Sinise.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Classics
- Fiction | Literary
- Fiction | Small Town & Rural
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 93011712
Lexile Measure: 630(Not Available)
Series: Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century
Physical Information: 0.4" H x 4.1" W x 7.3" (0.15 lbs) 112 pages
- Chronological Period - 1900-1949
- Cultural Region - Western U.S.
- Cultural Region - West Coast
- Geographic Orientation - California
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 8665
Reading Level: 4.5   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 4.0
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Publisher Description:
A controversial tale of friendship and tragedy during the Great Depression

They are an unlikely pair: George is small and quick and dark of face; Lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child. Yet they have formed a family, clinging together in the face of loneliness and alienation.

Laborers in California's dusty vegetable fields, 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 of a flirtatious woman, nor predict the consequences of Lennie's unswerving obedience to the things George taught him.

A thriller, a gripping tale . . . that you will not set down until it is finished. Steinbeck has touched the quick. --The New York Times

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