Tortilla Flat / Of Mice and Men

By: Steinbeck, John

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Book Condition: New

No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal handling; Still Gift Quality. Dust Jacket is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. Blue cloth over spine to lighter blue boards. Decorated endpages. ---- John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. (1902 - 1968) has been called "a giant of American letters", and many of his works are considered classics of Western literature. He won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humor and keen social perception". ----------- Tortilla Flat portrays a group of paisanos-literally, countrymen-a small band of errant friends enjoying life and wine in the days after the end of the Great War. ----- Tortilla Flat was made into a film in 1942. Steinbeck would later return to some of the panhandling locals of Monterey (though not the Spanish paisanos of the Flat) in his novel Cannery Row (1945). ------- Of Mice and Men tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in California in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in the United States. -------- Steinbeck based the novella on his own experiences working alongside migrant farm workers as a teenager in the 1910s (before the arrival of the Okies he would vividly describe in The Grapes of Wrath). The title is taken from Robert Burns' poem "To a Mouse", which reads: "The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft agley". (The best laid schemes of mice and men / Often go awry.)

Title: Tortilla Flat / Of Mice and Men

Author Name: Steinbeck, John

Categories: Award Winning Books and Authors, Modern Literature,

Edition: Book Club Edition

Publisher: New York, Book of the Month Club: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Type: Book

Seller ID: 009562