- John Steinbeck (Censorship (Ready Reference series))
- John Steinbeck (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- John Steinbeck (Dictionary of World Biography: The 20th Century)
- John Steinbeck (Identities & Issues in Literature)
- John Steinbeck (Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Fourth Edition)
- John Steinbeck (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
At a glance:
- Author: John Steinbeck
- First Published: 1937
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Impressionistic realism
- Time of Work: Twentieth century
- Setting: Salinas Valley, California
- Genres: Long fiction, Impressionistic literature, Novel
- Subjects: North America or North Americans, United States or Americans, Murder or homicide, Twentieth century, Friendship, California, West, U.S., Migrant labor, Cruelty, Tragedy, Rabbits, Innocence, Shooting
- Locales: United States, North America, Salinas Valley, California
Lennie Small, a simple-minded man of great size and strength. His dream is to have a chicken and rabbit farm with his friend George Milton and to be allowed to feed the rabbits. George tells him about the farm over and over and keeps Lennie in line by threatening not to let him feed the rabbits. The two men are hired to buck barley on a ranch. Lennie crushes the hand of the owner’s son, kills a puppy while stroking it, and breaks a woman’s neck, all unintentionally.
George Milton, Lennie’s friend,...
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