Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck

Suggestions for Further Reading


How to Cite This SparkNote

Bloom, Harold. John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1999.

George, Stephen K. The Moral Philosophy of John Steinbeck. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2005.

Hadella, Charlotte. Of Mice and Men: A Kinship of Powerlessness. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1995.

Harmon, Robert B. Steinbeck Bibliographies: An Annotated Guide. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1987.

Hayashi, Tetsumaro, ed. John Steinbeck: The Years of Greatness, 19361939. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1993.

Meyer, Michael J. The Betrayal of Brotherhood in the Work of John Steinbeck. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2000.

Parini, Jay. John Steinbeck: A Biography. London: Heinemann, 1994.

St. Pierre, Brian. John Steinbeck, The California Years. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1983.

Schultz, Jeffrey. Critical Companion to John Steinbeck: A Literary Reference to His Life and Work. New York: Checkmark Books, 2005.

Simmonds, Roy S. A Biographical and Critical Introduction of John Steinbeck. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2000.

Swisher, Clarice, ed. Readings on John Steinbeck. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1996.

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A good read, but sad

by Alfred_F_Jones, February 02, 2013

We read the novel for my 9th grade English class, and I'm supposed to be writing and essay about it right now, but oh well. It was an amazing book, though many of my classmates disliked it. The characters were impressive and I really liked old Candy. It was good for historical reference and offered a look at the depression.

The shot book got me attached to the characters, and I almost cried at the end, but I was in class.

Overall I'd give it an 9 out of 10


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Of Mice and Men Plot Summary

by giannamarie11, February 05, 2013

Of Mice and Men is a fantastic novel that shows how hard it was in the times of the Great Depression. The difference between Lennie and George compared to the migrant workers is that they had each other. In the novel, it shows how George takes care of Lennie who has a mental disability. Most of the migrant workers wanted to achieve the success of the American Dream that was different for every American. Lennie and George too wanted to the euphoria of achieving their American Dream. Lennie and George’s dream was to own a ranch and live off ... Read more


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by katherineyaguana, July 13, 2013

I need help choosing 11 symbols that would represent this book and what each symbol represents. (I have three down) Thank You!


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