Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men

By John Steinbeck

  • Release Date: 2016-08-17
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
From 51 Ratings


The compelling story of two outsiders striving to find their place in an unforgiving world. Drifters in search of work, George and his simple-minded friend Lennie have nothing in the world except each other and a dream--a dream that one day they will have some land of their own. Eventually they find work on a ranch in California’s Salinas Valley, but their hopes are doomed as Lennie, struggling against extreme cruelty, misunderstanding and feelings of jealousy, becomes a victim of his own strength. Tackling universal themes such as the friendship of a shared vision, and giving voice to America’s lonely and dispossessed, Of Mice and Men has proved one of Steinbeck’s most popular works, achieving success as a novel, a Broadway play and three acclaimed films.


  • Of Mice and Men is a must read.

    By Tom Seman
    Having read this along with my grandson for school, I found that it was such an easy read almost like watching a play live. It was a great book about friendship and the dreams you share with your friend. The era it takes place, the depression, is the perfect backdrop for this friendship and the difficulties trying to reach their dream of a better life. I had always knew the story but never read the book, I'm glad I finally did.