Of Mice and Men

by John Steinbeck

In Brief

At the height of the Great Depression, two unlikely friends find work on a Californian ranch. Conditions are bleak, and they share a dream of a better life on their own small plot of land. But just as their dream comes within reach, events conspire to destroy it.

Why you should read it

One of the great American classics, Of Mice and Men is a tense, deep and beautifully told story. Hugely controversial, its themes of loneliness, prejudice and alienation are still sharply relevant today. This profile was kindly sponsored by HaverstockReads at Haverstock School, Camden.

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