“I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that's why": John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

  • Of Mice and Men.
  • Of Mice and Men.
  • Of Mice and Men.
  • Of Mice and Men.

Of Mice and Men.

$300.00

Item Number: 95159

New York: Covici-Friede, 1937.

Early printing of Steinbeck’s marvelous picture of the tragedy of loneliness” (Eleanor Roosevelt). Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some light rubbing to the extremities.

John Steinbeck began Of Mice and Men as a children’s story. “Although the finished novelette does not seem appropriate for children—that intention was obviously abandoned—the simplicity of its style and the clarity and precision of its imagery may well have been prompted by this original purpose… ” (Benson, 326). The result is “a sophisticated and artful rendering of the basic conflict between two worlds: between an idealized landscape and the real world with its pain and anguish” (Literary History of the American West). "A thriller, a gripping tale . . . that you will not set down until it is finished. Steinbeck has touched the quick" (The New York Times).

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