Steinbeck, John: Of Mice and Man

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Book report John Steinbeck: Of Mice and Man by Tobias Roth class: 12 Hk teacher: Mrs. Schmidt- Becht Helmholtzschule Frankfurt to be handed in on June 9th, 1998 We have a dream. Someday, we`ll have a little house and a couple of acres. A place to call home. The author John Steinbeck was born on February 27th, 1902 in Salina, California. He died on December 20th, 1968 in New York. Steinbeck is one of the most famous American writers. He is an important exponent of the so-called sociocritical novel. He was a reporter in the Second World War and in Vietnam. In 1962 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. His most important works are: Tortilla Flat (1935); Of Mice and Men (1937); The Grapes of Wrath (1939); Cannery Row (1945); East of Eden (1952); The Short Reign of Pippin IV: A Fabrication (1957). There are several films based on John Steinbeck s novels. I. Summary, narrative structure... The novel Of Mice and Man by John Steinbeck is set in California in the thirties. The author tells about the friendship of Lennie and George, two travelling labourers working on ranches. The two friends are a very extraordinary pair. George is small and quick and does all of the thinking and talking for them. Lennie is big, strong and has the mind of a young child. Most of the time Lennie acts as if he were George s little brother. Lennie likes to pet soft things, e.g. mice or other small animals. The two men have been travelling together for some time and have gone through several ...

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