John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

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An overview of the work features a biographical sketch of the author, a list of characters, a summary of the plot, and critical and analytical views of the work.

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This illuminating volume presents a helpful literary guide to one of John Steinbeck's greatest American novels. Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck's dramatic tale of two migrant workers pursuing their dream of one day owning their own land turns tragic as Lennie, a good-hearted simpleton who doesn't know his own strength, is pursued by a lynch mob.

Key features include:
  • An introduction by renowned critic Harold Bloom that considers each work and its significance
  • A brief biographical sketch that offers insight into John Steinbeck's life
  • "The Story Behind the Story" details the circumstances surrounding the inception and development of the work
  • Summaries with analysis review that explain key points of the work
  • Selections from critical essays by leading scholars provide accessible explorations of the work
  • An annotated bibliography that directs readers to additional materials on the subject and explains the importance of each.
Essential for any student of literature looking to enhance his or her reading experience, this volume is highly useful for test preparation, independent scholarship, or book group discussions.

Publisher: New York : Chelsea House Publishers, 2006
ISBN: 9780791085813
0791085813
Branch Call Number: 813 Steinbeck JOH
Characteristics: 134 p. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Bloom, Harold
Alternative Title: Of mice and men

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