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Of Mice and Men by  John Steinbeck - 1st Edition 1st Printing - 1937 - from Idler Fine Books and

Of Mice and Men

by Steinbeck, John

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


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New York : Covici Friede, Publishers, 1937. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First Printing of First Edition, First Issue. Beige cloth stamped in terracotta, black and blue top edge; in original dust jacket with the $2.00 price listed in upper corner of front flap [Goldstone-Payne A7.a]. Three small holes along front jacket joint with corresponding bumps to cloth, clean and bright, else in near fine condition, in like jacket.

Book Details

  • Bookseller: Idler Fine Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 003770
  • Title: Of Mice and Men
  • Author: Steinbeck, John
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Near Fine
  • Jacket condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition 1st Printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Covici Friede, Publishers
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1937
  • Subjects: FICTION / Classics;

Book summary

Of Mice and Men is a novella written by Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck. Published in 1937, it tells the tragic story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers during the Great Depression in California. Based on Steinbeck's own experiences as a bindlestiff in the 1920s (before the arrival of the Okies he would vividly describe in The Grapes of Wrath), the title is taken from Robert Burns's poem, To a Mouse, which read: "The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft agley. " Required reading in many high schools, Of Mice and Men has been a frequent target of censors for what some consider offensive and vulgar language; consequently, it appears on the American Library Association's list of the Most Challenged Books of 21st Century.


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