Of Mice and Men


Of Mice and Men is a book written by John Steinbeck (1902–1968) in 1937. Specifically the book is a novella, or a short novel. Like many of Steinbeck’s books, Of Mice and Men is set in California during the Great Depression. The book tells the story of itinerant workers, or workers who travel from place to place. Hopes and dreams, isolation, friendship, and innocence are major themes found in the book. Of Mice and Men is often part of high school curricula. Born on February 27, 1902, in Salinas, California, Steinbeck developed writing skills at an early age. He attended Stanford University, majoring in English, but never graduated. After living in New York City for a short time, Steinbeck returned...

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  • Of Mice and Men (Novel)
  • Author

    • Steinbeck, John
  • Published

    • January 01, 1937
  • Genre

    • Novel
  • Language

    • English
  • Major Characters

    • Candy (Of Mice and Men) (Fictional character)

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