Era of the 1930's

Of Mice & Men

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The life of Steinbeck

John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California. Most of his works of fiction was set in his native region of Monterey Bay. In 1923 at high school one of his main courses was a general Zoology course, but he always planed to be a writer. he started out writing poems and short stories which appeared in diverse magazines. In the early 1930s, Steinbeck met Edward Ricketts, a marine biologist. Ricketts helped collaborate with Steinbeck with many stories. In 1937, Steinbeck wrote Of Mice and Men, a story of shattered dreams. It became Steinbeck’s First big success, which was later adapted into a three-act-play.