Of Mice and Men (Without Notes) Hardback
Part of the Longman Literature Steinbeck series
"Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world.
They got no family. They don't belong no place ...With us it ain't like that.We got a future ...because I got you to look after me and you got me to look after you." George and Lennie are migrant American labourers --the one alert and protective and the other strong, stupid and potentially dangerous.
This is the powerful story of their relationship and their dreams of finding a more stable and less lonely way of life.
This hardback educational edition comes without notes.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 128 pages
- Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
- Publication Date: 25/06/2003
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780582827646
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Review by momma2keira
A fast read which takes place in the 1930's about a pair of unlikely friends, George and Lenny (who has the mindset of a young child). The pair a farm workers, but Lenny's actions have the two constantly on the move looking for work. They find work at a farm in Salinas, CA and plan to stay there long enough to save up money for their own farm. This Classic Tale tugs on the heart strings. I really enjoyed. Narrated by Mark Hammer, who did an excellent job.
Review by BONS
This story takes place during the Great Depression and tells of a very different friendship between George & Lennie. Lennie suffers from a mental disorder--no, it might be more proper to say therefore George suffers from Lennie's mental disorder.Don't let the colorful language run you away from this story, yet don't expect to feel uplifted during your read either.
Review by VVilliam
I listened to the audio book version. It was a good quick listen that vividly portrayed bachelor farmers in California. Steinbeck wrote this novel to be both a book and a play, and I think an audio book captures it really well. There was good food for thought with the relationships between people drawing various analogies to pets, marriages, and friendship.