Of Mice and Men

4th six-weeks project

The Great Depression

The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression in the decade preceding World War II. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations, but in most countries it started in 1930 and lasted until the late 1930s or middle 1940s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century.

Of Mice and Men

Published in 1937, it tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant workers, who move from place to place in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in California, United States.

John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck (Feb 27, 1902 - Dec 20, 1968) was an American writer, widely known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath(1939), East of Eden(1952) and the novella Of Mice and Men(1937). He also received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962.