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Steinbeck, John
Of Mice and Men.
Covici-Friede, New York, 1937. First edition, first issue with the word "pendula" present on page 9 and the dot between the 8's on p. 88 of Steinbeck's "marvelous picture of the tragedy of loneliness" (Eleanor Roosevelt). Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. An exceptional example. John Steinbeck began Of Mice and Men as a children's story. "Although the finished novelette does not seem appropriate for children--that intention was obviously abandoned--the simplicity of its style and the clarity and precision of its imagery may well have been prompted by this original purpose. " (Benson, 326). The result is "a sophisticated and artful rendering of the basic conflict between two worlds: between an idealized landscape and the real world with its pain and anguish" (Literary History of the American West). "A thriller, a gripping tale . . . that you will not set down until it is finished. Steinbeck has touched the quick" (The New York Times). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]

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