Of Mice and Men

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0141023570
Release Date: 2006
Genre: California

Streetwise George and his big, childlike friend Lennie are drifters, searching for work in the fields and valleys of California. They have nothing except the clothes on their back, and a hope that one day they ll find a place of their own and live the American dream. But dreams come at a price. Gentle giant Lennie doesn t know his own strength, and when they find work at a ranch he gets into trouble with the boss s daughter-in-law. Trouble so bad that even his protector George may not be able to save him . . .

The Pastures of Heaven

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440674175
Release Date: 1995-04-01
Genre: Fiction

In Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s beautifully rendered depictions of small yet fateful moments that transform ordinary lives, these twelve early stories introduce both the subject and style of artistic expression that recur in the most important works of his career. Each of these self-contained stories is linked to the others by the presence of the Munroes, a family whose misguided behavior and lack of sensitivity precipitate disasters and tragedies. As the individual dramas unfold, Steinbeck reveals the self-deceptions, intellectual limitations, and emotional vulnerabilities that shape the characters’ reactions and gradually erode the harmony and dreams that once formed the foundation of the community. This edition includes an introduction and notes by James Nagel. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Short Novels of John Steinbeck

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0143105779
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Fiction

Collects six short novels from one of the most influential authors of the twentieth century.

Heroes

Author: Robert Cormier
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780307530813
Release Date: 2013-03-19
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Francis Joseph Cassavant is 18. He has just returned home from the Second World War, and he has no face. He does have a gun and a mission: to murder his childhood hero. Francis lost most of his face when he fell on a grenade in France. He received the Silver Star for bravery, but was it really an act of heroism? Now, having survived, he is looking for a man he once admired and respected, a man adored my many people, a man who also received a Silver Star for bravery. A man who destroyed Francis’s life.

East of Eden

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440631328
Release Date: 2002-02-05
Genre: Fiction

A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America’s most enduring authors, in a commemorative hardcover edition In his journal, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book," and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of myth. Set in the rich farmland of California's Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families—the Trasks and the Hamiltons—whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. The masterpiece of Steinbeck’s later years, East of Eden is a work in which Steinbeck created his most mesmerizing characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity, the inexplicability of love, and the murderous consequences of love's absence. Adapted for the 1955 film directed by Elia Kazan introducing James Dean, and read by thousands as the book that brought Oprah’s Book Club back, East of Eden has remained vitally present in American culture for over half a century.

Cannery Row

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101659793
Release Date: 2002-02-05
Genre: Fiction

Steinbeck's tough yet charming portrait of people on the margins of society, dependant on one another for both physical and emotional survival Published in 1945, Cannery Row focuses on the acceptance of life as it is: both the exuberance of community and the loneliness of the individual. Drawing on his memories of the real inhabitants of Monterey, California, including longtime friend Ed Ricketts, Steinbeck interweaves the stories of Doc, Dora, Mack and his boys, Lee Chong, and the other characters in this world where only the fittest survive, to create a novel that is at once one of his most humorous and poignant works. In her introduction, Susan Shillinglaw shows how the novel expresses, both in style and theme, much that is essentially Steinbeck: “scientific detachment, empathy toward the lonely and depressed…and, at the darkest level…the terror of isolation and nothingness.” For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Of Mice and Men

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher:
ISBN: 110142902X
Release Date: 2010
Genre: California

"Of Mice and Men" is the dramatic adaptation of one of Steinbeck's most widely read and beloved works. Originally published at the height of Nazi Germany's power, "The Moon Is Down" is a masterful play that uncovers profound, often unsettling truths about war and human nature. It tells the story of a peaceable town taken by enemy troops, and had an extraordinary impact as Allied propaganda in Nazi-occupied Europe.

Of Mice and Men York Notes for GCSE Workbook

Author: Mike Gould
Publisher:
ISBN: 1447980468
Release Date: 2014-08-29
Genre:

Developed in response to a high level of customer demand, the workbooks in this series provide an innovative new approach to revision with a range of tasks and answers for students to test and track their writing skills in advance of the exam. Each workbook contains sections to be filled in by the reader.

The Red Pony

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141962825
Release Date: 2011-03-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Young Jody Tiflin lives on his father's California ranch. He is thrilled when his father gives him a red pony, and later promises him the colt of a bay mare. Both these gifts bring joy to Jodi's life - but tragedy soon follows. As Jodi begins to learn the harsh lessons of life and death, he starts to understand what growing-up and becoming an adult really means.

Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck

Author: Martin Stephen
Publisher: York Notes
ISBN: 1408248808
Release Date: 2010
Genre: American fiction

Rewritten and redesigned in full-colour, A4 format, this new York Notes for GCSE edition of Of Mice and Men will help your students achieve the best possible grade. Written by GCSE examiners to give all students an expert understanding of the text and the exam, it includes: * *An invaluable exam skills section with essay plans, sample answers and expert guidance on understanding the question so students will know exactly what they need to do to succeed. *A wealth of useful content including key quotes, checklists, study tips and short activities that will help students revise efficiently and remember everything they need to write the best answers. *The widest coverage with in-depth analysis of character, themes, language, context and style, all helping students to succeed in the exam by demonstrating how well they understand the text.

The Short Reign of Pippin IV

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440628627
Release Date: 2007-04-24
Genre: Fiction

In his only work of political satire, The Short Reign of Pippin IV, John Steinbeck turns the French Revolution upside down as amateur astronomer Pippin Héristal is drafted to rule the unruly French. Steinbeck creates around the infamous Pippin the most hilarious royal court ever: Pippin’s wife, Queen Marie, who “might have taken her place at the bar of a very good restaurant”; his uncle, a man of dubious virtue; his glamour-struck daughter and her beau, the son of the so-called “egg king” of Petaluma, California; and a motley crew of courtiers and politicians, guards and gardeners. This edition includes an introduction by Robert Morsberger and Katharine Morsberger.

Bombs Away

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101138861
Release Date: 2009-07-08
Genre: History

A magnificent volume of short novels and an essential World War II report from one of America's great twentieth-century writers On the heels of the enormous success of his masterwork The Grapes of Wrath and at the height of the American war effort John Steinbeck, one of the most prolific and influential literary figures of his generation, wrote Bombs Away, a nonfiction account of his experiences with U.S. Army Air Force bomber crews during World War II. Now, for the first time since its original publication in 1942, Penguin Classics presents this exclusive edition of Steinbeck's introduction to the then-nascent U.S. Army Air Force and its bomber crew--the essential core unit behind American air power that Steinbeck described as "the greatest team in the world." For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

CliffsNotes on Steinbeck s Of Mice and Men

Author: Susan Van Kirk
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544183056
Release Date: 2011-05-18
Genre: Literary Criticism

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in the series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on Of Mice and Men, you'll meet drifters Lennie and George and recount their peculiar difficulties and unusual bond. The CliffsNotes commentaries, summaries, and character analysis will show you why this sweet, sad, and moving American story is considered to be one of Steinbeck's greatest works. You'll also find Life and background of the author, John Steinbeck A short introduction to the novel A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center with books, Web sites, films, and magazine articles for further study Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Working Days

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0140144579
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Literary Criticism

The novelist records his thoughts, feelings, and experiences during the writing of The grapes of wrath, in this diary of those years