By John Steinbeck, Susan Shillinglaw

ISBN-10: 0141923474

ISBN-13: 9780141923475

Streetwise George and his great, childlike buddy Lennie are drifters, looking for paintings within the fields and valleys of California. they've got not anything other than the garments on their again, and a desire that at some point they'll discover a position in their personal and reside the yankee dream. yet goals come at a cost. light huge Lennie doesn't comprehend his personal power, and after they locate paintings at a ranch he will get into difficulty with the boss's daughter-in-law. difficulty so undesirable that even his protector George will not be in a position to store him ...

John Steinbeck (1902-1968) is remembered as one of many maximum and best-loved American writers of the 20th century. through the Nineteen Thirties, his works incorporated The crimson Pony, Pastures of Heaven, Tortilla Flat, In doubtful conflict, and Of Mice and males. The Grapes of Wrath, released in 1939, earned him a Pulitzer Prize. In 1962, he was once presented the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Streetwise George and his mammoth, childlike good friend Lennie are drifters, looking for paintings within the fields and valleys of California. they've got not anything other than the garments on their again, and a desire that sooner or later they'll discover a position in their personal and reside the yankee dream. yet goals come at a cost. mild massive Lennie doesn't be aware of his personal power, and after they locate paintings at a ranch he will get into hassle with the boss's daughter-in-law.

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In his speech, Braby reminded the team that it was too early for congratulations, there was far more work to be done, but he wanted everyone to see just how far the project had progressed, and how revolutionary it would be. With uncustomary lyricism, he summoned an image of a townscape, as seen from a nearby hill, and five thousand roofs glittering in the setting sun with the gyrations of their silver turbines, far more beautiful, he thought, than the TV aerials that had transformed the urban prospect in the nineteen fifties.

He had an overview then, and they became a feature of his week, these afternoons in the Arctic dusk, when he reminded himself over the cocoa that his life was about to empty out and that he must begin again, take himself in hand, lose weight, get fit, live in a simple, organised style. And get serious at last about work, though he had no idea what work he could do that was not detached from or eased by his peculiar fame. Must he give forever the same lecture series about his one small contribution, sit on committees, be a Presence?

Around him, clouds of blue smoke, and high-pitched roars, the proper expression at last of full-throated panic. Already, half the party was shooting away in the direction of the ship. It was every-man-forhimself. Beard wasted no energy cursing. He pulled out the choke lever, though he knew it was a mistake, for the engine was still warm. He tried again. And again, nothing. He smelled petrol. He had flooded the engine and he deserved to die. Now all the others had gone, along with the guide, whose dereliction of duty Beard resolved to report to Pickett, or the King of Norway.

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