Of Mice and Men

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140186420

Category: Fiction

Page: 105

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The tragic story of the friendship between two migrant workers, George and mentally retarded Lenny, and their dream of owning a farm

Cannery Row

(Centennial Edition)

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101659793

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Steinbeck's tough yet charming portrait of people on the margins of society, dependant on one another for both physical and emotional survival Published in 1945, Cannery Row focuses on the acceptance of life as it is: both the exuberance of community and the loneliness of the individual. Drawing on his memories of the real inhabitants of Monterey, California, including longtime friend Ed Ricketts, Steinbeck interweaves the stories of Doc, Dora, Mack and his boys, Lee Chong, and the other characters in this world where only the fittest survive, to create a novel that is at once one of his most humorous and poignant works. In her introduction, Susan Shillinglaw shows how the novel expresses, both in style and theme, much that is essentially Steinbeck: “scientific detachment, empathy toward the lonely and depressed…and, at the darkest level…the terror of isolation and nothingness.” 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Moon is Down

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822215998

Category: Drama

Page: 85

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THE STORY: The play begins in an unknown town that has just been occupied by a small regiment of enemy soldiers. With no alternative, the mayor of the town agrees to meet with the enemy to try to work out a plan for peaceful coexistence before the

The Grapes of Wrath

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0670016918

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Depicts the hardships and suffering endured by the Joads as they journey from Oklahoma to California during the Depression.

East of Eden

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440631320

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America’s most enduring authors, in a commemorative hardcover edition In his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of myth. Set in the rich farmland of California's Salinas Valley, this sprawling 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. The masterpiece of Steinbeck’s later years, East of Eden is a work in which Steinbeck created his most mesmerizing characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love's absence. Adapted for the 1955 film directed by Elia Kazan introducing James Dean, and read by thousands as the book that brought Oprah’s Book Club back, East of Eden has remained vitally present in American culture for over half a century.

East of Eden

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143129481

Category: Brothers

Page: 608

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Part of the Penguin Orange Collection, a limited-run series of twelve influential and beloved American classics in a bold series design offering a modern take on the iconic Penguin paperback Winner of the 2016 AIGA + Design Observer 50 Books | 50 Covers competition For the seventieth anniversary of Penguin Classics, the Penguin Orange Collection celebrates the heritage of Penguin's iconic book design with twelve influential American literary classics representing the breadth and diversity of the Penguin Classics library. These collectible editions are dressed in the iconic orange and white tri-band cover design, first created in 1935, while french flaps, high-quality paper, and striking cover illustrations provide the cutting-edge design treatment that is the signature of Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions today. East of Eden The masterpiece of Steinbeck's later years, East of Eden is a sprawling epic in which Steinbeck created his most mesmerizing characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love's absence.

CliffsNotes on Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

Author: Susan Van Kirk

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544183053

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 80

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in the series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on Of Mice and Men, you'll meet drifters Lennie and George and recount their peculiar difficulties and unusual bond. The CliffsNotes commentaries, summaries, and character analysis will show you why this sweet, sad, and moving American story is considered to be one of Steinbeck's greatest works. You'll also find Life and background of the author, John Steinbeck A short introduction to the novel A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center with books, Web sites, films, and magazine articles for further study Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

The Winter of Our Discontent

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440638671

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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The final novel of one of America’s most beloved writers—a tale of degeneration, corruption, and spiritual crisis In awarding John Steinbeck the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Nobel committee stated that with The Winter of Our Discontent, he had “resumed his position as an independent expounder of the truth, with an unbiased instinct for what is genuinely American.” Ethan Allen Hawley, the protagonist of Steinbeck’s last novel, works as a clerk in a grocery store that his family once owned. With Ethan no longer a member of Long Island’s aristocratic class, his wife is restless, and his teenage children are hungry for the tantalizing material comforts he cannot provide. Then one day, in a moment of moral crisis, Ethan decides to take a holiday from his own scrupulous standards. Set in Steinbeck’s contemporary 1960 America, the novel explores the tenuous line between private and public honesty, and today ranks alongside his most acclaimed works of penetrating insight into the American condition. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction and notes by leading Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw. 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Spark Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781411405134

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Page: 75

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Created by Harvard students for students everywhere, SparkNotes books contain complete plot summaries and analyses, key facts about the featured work, analysis of the major characters, suggested essay topics, themes, motifs, and symbols, and explanations of important quotations.

Writing a Thesis

A Guide to Long Essays and Dissertations

Author: George Watson

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 120

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This practical text aims to stimulate literary and historical research on the one hand, while disciplining it on the other. Although written primarily with students of literature and history in mind, it deals with issues of equal concern to students of law, social sciences and the physical sciences. Any student faced with a thesis, dissertation or extended essay should find it helpful and entertaining in equal measure.

East of Eden

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Spark Notes

ISBN: 9781411400788

Category: Study Aids

Page: 74

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Includes a brief biography of the author, explanation of key themes, motifs and symbols and a 25 question review quiz.

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

Author: Michael J. Meyer

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810867346

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 364

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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.

A Study Guide for John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410336336

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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A Study Guide for John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.



Of Mice and Men (MAXNotes Literature Guides)

Author: Lena T. Shamblin

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 9780738665474

Category: Study Aids

Page: 104

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REA's MAXnotes for John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.