Book Review: Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men: Steinbeck Centennial Edition by John Steinbeck (New York: Penguin Books, 2002; originally published in 1937. 320 pp) Born in Salinas, California in 1902, John Steinbeck grew up in a fertile agricultural valley about twenty-five miles from the Pacific Coast. In 1919, he went to Stanford University, where he intermittently enrolled in literature and writing courses until he left in 1925 without taking a degree. During the next five years, he supported himself as a laborer and journalist in New York City. He published his first novel, Cup of Gold, in 1929. After a marriage and a move to Pacific Grove, California, Steinbeck continued writing novels. Popular success and financial security came with Tortilla Flat in 1935… Read More →