Of Mice and Men Book
Score: 4
From 2,950 Ratings

Of Mice and Men


  • Author : John Steinbeck
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 1937
  • Genre: California
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN 10 : 9780359199143

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Of Mice and Men Excerpt :

Tells a story about the strange relationship of two migrant workers who are able to realize their dreams of an easy life until one of them succumbs to his weakness for soft, helpless creatures and strangles a farmer's wife.

Of Mice and Men Book

Of Mice and Men


  • Author : John Steinbeck
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release Date : 2021-08-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 70
  • ISBN 10 : EAN:4064066355319

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Of Mice and Men Excerpt :

"Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Of Mice and Men Book
Score: 4
From 94 Ratings

Of Mice and Men


  • Author : John Steinbeck
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1993-09-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440633904

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Of Mice and Men Excerpt :

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.

Of Mice and Men  Teacher s Deluxe Edition Book

Of Mice and Men Teacher s Deluxe Edition


  • Author : John Steinbeck
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-01-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101615218

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Of Mice and Men Teacher s Deluxe Edition Excerpt :

Penguin Classics presents John Steinbeck’s classic tale as an eBook enhanced with ten exclusive video clips featuring students responses, questions for classroom discussions, and an American Dream assignment Nobel Prize-winner John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men 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. 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, nor predict the consequences of Lennie's unswerving obedience to the things George taught him. Of Mice and Men: Teacher’s Edition includes the following: • An introduction and suggested further reading by Susan Shillinglaw, a professor of English at San Jose State University and Scholar-in-Residence at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas • The poem “To a Mouse, On Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough, November 1785” by Robert Burns (the original source of Steinbeck’s title Of Mice and Men) • The 1962 Nobel Banquet Speech by John Steinbeck • An exclusive audio interview with award-winning actor James Earl Jones on his stage performances in Of Mice and Men • Ten exclusive videos of students on major themes from the novel tied to group discussion questions included in the eBook, and an American Dream assignment, for the ultimate educational experience

The People in the Trees Book
Score: 4
From 35 Ratings

The People in the Trees


  • Author : Hanya Yanagihara
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2013-08-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385536783

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The People in the Trees Excerpt :

Readers of exciting, challenging and visionary literary fiction—including admirers of Norman Rush's Mating, Ann Patchett's State of Wonder, Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible, and Peter Matthiessen's At Play in the Fields of the Lord—will be drawn to this astonishingly gripping and accomplished first novel. A decade in the writing, this is an anthropological adventure story that combines the visceral allure of a thriller with a profound and tragic vision of what happens when cultures collide. It is a book that instantly catapults Hanya Yanagihara into the company of young novelists who really, really matter. In 1950, a young doctor called Norton Perina signs on with the anthropologist Paul Tallent for an expedition to the remote Micronesian island of Ivu'ivu in search of a rumored lost tribe. They succeed, finding not only that tribe but also a group of forest dwellers they dub "The Dreamers," who turn out to be fantastically long-lived but progressively more senile. Perina suspects the source of their longevity is a hard-to-find turtle; unable to resist the possibility of eternal life, he kills one and smuggles some meat back to the States. He scientifically proves his thesis, earning worldwide fame and the Nobel Prize, but he soon discovers that its miraculous property comes at a terrible price. As things quickly spiral out of his control, his own demons take hold, with devastating personal consequences.

The Essential Criticism of John Steinbeck s of Mice and Men Book

The Essential Criticism of John Steinbeck s of Mice and Men


  • Author : Michael J. Meyer
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2009-04-23
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN 10 : 9780810867345

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The Essential Criticism of John Steinbeck s of Mice and Men Excerpt :

First published in 1937, Of Mice and Men has been a staple of American literature ever since. Divided by decade, The Essential Criticism of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men provides an overview of criticism over the 70 years the book has been in print. Michael J. Meyer has assembled significant articles and book excerpts from critics and reviewers, citing the early book reviews and highlighting some of the most significant essays. While not all critical studies are included, those assessments not present in the text are evaluated by summaries and their bibliographic citations are given. The essays express various critical approaches, including those that criticize the book and examine what some consider the book's flaws. Ideal for research work at all levels, this volume collects in one place the most significant contributions to the study of the novel, making it a welcome addition to the canon of Steinbeck criticism.

Of Mice and Men and Zombies Book

Of Mice and Men and Zombies


  • Author : Ryan Colley
  • Publisher : Ryan Colley
  • Release Date : 2018-04-16
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN 10 : 199981911X

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Of Mice and Men and Zombies Excerpt :

Have you ever questioned how Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck would have went if there was a zombie apocalypse as opposed to the Great Depression? Well, I did. What started as a fun personal project quickly escalated into something bigger. This is a short novella, about half the length of an average book and does not fit into the Among the Dead series. "Originally published in 1937 by John Steinbeck, reimagined and corrupted by Ryan Colley in 2018 for this satirical novella. George Milton, an intelligent and quick witted survivor, and Lennie Small, a physically strong but intellectually challenged childlike individual, are two displaced ranch workers fleeing the apocalypse. Forced to move from place to place, partially due to Lennie's misdeeds and mainly due to the undead roaming the land. They both search for work in a collapsing world in an attempt to buy their own corner of heaven where they will be safe together from the "Sick Ones" and "live off the fatta the lan." For fans of the original novel, apocalypse fiction, or for those looking for something different."

A History of the Indians of the United States Book

A History of the Indians of the United States


  • Author : Angie Debo
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2013-04-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780806189659

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A History of the Indians of the United States Excerpt :

In 1906 when the Creek Indian Chitto Harjo was protesting the United States government's liquidation of his tribe's lands, he began his argument with an account of Indian history from the time of Columbus, "for, of course, a thing has to have a root before it can grow." Yet even today most intelligent non-Indian Americans have little knowledge of Indian history and affairs those lessons have not taken root. This book is an in-depth historical survey of the Indians of the United States, including the Eskimos and Aleuts of Alaska, which isolates and analyzes the problems which have beset these people since their first contacts with Europeans. Only in the light of this knowledge, the author points out, can an intelligent Indian policy be formulated. In the book are described the first meetings of Indians with explorers, the dispossession of the Indians by colonial expansion, their involvement in imperial rivalries, their beginning relations with the new American republic, and the ensuing century of war and encroachment. The most recent aspects of government Indian policy are also detailed the good and bad administrative practices and measures to which the Indians have been subjected and their present situation. Miss Debo's style is objective, and throughout the book the distinct social environment of the Indians is emphasized—an environment that is foreign to the experience of most white men. Through ignorance of that culture and life style the results of non-Indian policy toward Indians have been centuries of blundering and tragedy. In response to Indian history, an enlightened policy must be formulated: protection of Indian land, vocational and educational training, voluntary relocation, encouragement of tribal organization, recognition of Indians' social groupings, and reliance on Indians' abilities to direct their own lives. The result of this new policy would be a chance for Indians to live now, whether on their own land or as adjusted members of white society.

Stuff You Should Know Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Stuff You Should Know


  • Author : Josh Clark
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2020-11-24
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250268518

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Stuff You Should Know Excerpt :

From the duo behind the massively successful and award-winning podcast Stuff You Should Know comes an unexpected look at things you thought you knew. Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant started the podcast Stuff You Should Know back in 2008 because they were curious—curious about the world around them, curious about what they might have missed in their formal educations, and curious to dig deeper on stuff they thought they understood. As it turns out, they aren't the only curious ones. They've since amassed a rabid fan base, making Stuff You Should Know one of the most popular podcasts in the world. Armed with their inquisitive natures and a passion for sharing, they uncover the weird, fascinating, delightful, or unexpected elements of a wide variety of topics. The pair have now taken their near-boundless "whys" and "hows" from your earbuds to the pages of a book for the first time—featuring a completely new array of subjects that they’ve long wondered about and wanted to explore. Each chapter is further embellished with snappy visual material to allow for rabbit-hole tangents and digressions—including charts, illustrations, sidebars, and footnotes. Follow along as the two dig into the underlying stories of everything from the origin of Murphy beds, to the history of facial hair, to the psychology of being lost. Have you ever wondered about the world around you, and wished to see the magic in everyday things? Come get curious with Stuff You Should Know. With Josh and Chuck as your guide, there’s something interesting about everything (...except maybe jackhammers).

Travels with Charley in Search of America Book
Score: 4
From 3,296 Ratings

Travels with Charley in Search of America


  • Author : John Steinbeck
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-10-02
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101615164

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Travels with Charley in Search of America Excerpt :

An intimate journey across and in search of America, as told by one of its most beloved writers, in a deluxe centennial edition In September 1960, John Steinbeck embarked on a journey across America. He felt that he might have lost touch with the country, with its speech, the smell of its grass and trees, its color and quality of light, the pulse of its people. To reassure himself, he set out on a voyage of rediscovery of the American identity, accompanied by a distinguished French poodle named Charley; and riding in a three-quarter-ton pickup truck named Rocinante. His course took him through almost forty states: northward from Long Island to Maine; through the Midwest to Chicago; onward by way of Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana (with which he fell in love), and Idaho to Seattle, south to San Francisco and his birthplace, Salinas; eastward through the Mojave, New Mexico, Arizona, to the vast hospitality of Texas, to New Orleans and a shocking drama of desegregation; finally, on the last leg, through Alabama, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to New York. Travels with Charley in Search of America is an intimate look at one of America's most beloved writers in the later years of his life—a self-portrait of a man who never wrote an explicit autobiography. Written during a time of upheaval and racial tension in the South—which Steinbeck witnessed firsthand—Travels with Charley is a stunning evocation of America on the eve of a tumultuous decade. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition also features French flaps and deckle-edged paper. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 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-

East of Eden Book
Score: 4.5
From 197 Ratings

East of Eden


  • Author : John Steinbeck
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2020-02-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 602
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735254282

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East of Eden Excerpt :

The masterpiece of Steinbeck’s later years, East of Eden is a sprawling epic in which his most mesmerizing characters and enduring themes were created and explored: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love’s absence. Set in the rich farmland of California’s Salinas Valley, this expansive and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families, the Trasks and the Hamiltons, whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. East of Eden was a 1955 film introducing James Dean, the book that revived Oprah’s Book Club, considered by Steinbeck to be his magnum opus, and has remained vitally present in American culture for over half a century. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Welcome to the Future Book

Welcome to the Future


  • Author : Kathryn Hulick
  • Publisher : Frances Lincoln Children's Books
  • Release Date : 2021-10-26
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9780711251236

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Welcome to the Future Excerpt :

Have you ever wondered what the future may look like? In this book, you'll explore 10 ways technology could alter our way of life. The challenge for you is to decide which changes you want for yourself and the world. In the future, will we teleport from place to place, keep dinosaurs as pets or 3D-print our dinner? Will we live on Mars or upload our brains to computers? Could we solve climate change by making all our energy from mini stars we build here on earth? This fascinating and thought provoking book from science writer Kathryn Hulick explores the possible futures humanity will face, and how we will live as the world around us changes beyond our recognition. From genetic engineering and building floating colonies in space to developing telepathic technology and bionic body alterations, this engagingly illustrated book looks into the possible future technologies which will shape how we live and how we adapt to the challenges of the future. In this book, you'll meet the scientists working to bring science fiction to life and learn how soon we might have amazing new technology. You'll also delve deep into questions about right and wrong. Just because we can do something doesn't mean we should. How can we build the best possible future for everyone on Earth?

The Jungle Book

The Jungle


  • Author : Upton Sinclair
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2010-08-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191624919

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The Jungle Excerpt :

A searing novel of social realism, Upton Sinclair's The Jungle follows the fortunes of Jurgis Rudkus, an immigrant who finds in the stockyards of turn-of-the-century Chicago a ruthless system that degrades and impoverishes him, and an industry whose filthy practices contaminate the meat it processes. From the stench of the killing-beds to the horrors of the fertilizer-works, the appalling conditions in which Jurgis works are described in intense detail by an author bent on social reform. So powerful was the book's message that it caught the eye of President Theodore Roosevelt and led to changes to the food hygiene laws. In his Introduction to this new edition, Russ Castronovo highlights the aesthetic concerns that were central to Sinclair's aspirations, examining the relationship between history and historical fiction, and between the documentary impulse and literary narrative. As he examines the book's disputed status as novel (it is propaganda or literature?), he reveals why Sinclair's message-driven fiction has relevance to literary and historical matters today, now more than a hundred years after the novel first appeared in print.

Of Mice and Men  the Full Context Book

Of Mice and Men the Full Context


  • Author : Katherine Allvey
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-12-12
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN 10 : 1674866747

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Of Mice and Men the Full Context Excerpt :

If you're teaching Of Mice and Men, this book will clear up your misconceptions and help you share interesting and relevant background on Steinbeck's classic with your students.If you're learning about Of Mice and Men in class, this book will make the history surrounding it interesting, and give you valuable practice for hitting AO3 in your GCSEs.If you just love this novella and want to learn more, this book can definitely do that too!The Full Context series aims to share academically researched history and essential facts relating to the characters and themes in each set text in UK schools. Supported by the Straight Talking English podcast, we bring the history surrounding these texts to life in a warm and approachable way.Context guides are also available for A Christmas Carol, Jekyll and Hyde and The Sign of Four. Upcoming releases for 2020 will include the AQA anthology poems.

Of Mice and Men SparkNotes Literature Guide Book

Of Mice and Men SparkNotes Literature Guide


  • Author : SparkNotes
  • Publisher : Spark Notes
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages : 75
  • ISBN 10 : 1411469801

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Of Mice and Men SparkNotes Literature Guide Excerpt :

"Created by Harvard students for students everywhere"--Page 4 of cover.