Understanding Of Mice and Men, The Red Pony, and The Pearl
A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents
Although John Steinbeck's novellas, Of Mice and Men, The Red Pony, and The Pearl are works of fiction, they provide a window on the history of the times and places they portray. Studying the historical, social, economic, and regional background of each novella is important to fully understanding each work. This interdisciplinary collection of rich collateral materials features a variety of primary documents that shed light on the background of each of these novellas--the pioneer days and life on the Western frontier, the early history of California, the gold rush, the plight of the migrant worker during the Great Depression, the problems of the homeless and the hopeless, and oppression in Mexico in the early 20th century. Documents include memoirs of mountain men and pioneers, books of travel, sociological studies, a political treatise, a journal, reports of U.S. commissions, a comic memoir, and an interview with a Salvation Army general who worked with the downtrodden during the 1930s. Most of these materials are not available in printed form anywhere else.
An interdisciplinary collection of primary documents illuminating the historical, social, economic, and regional context of three frequently-taught Steinbeck novellas.
A collection of primary material shedding light on the three novellas by American writer John Steinbeck (1902-1968). They include memoirs of mountain men and pioneers, travel books, sociological studies, a political treatise, a journal, and an interview with a Salvation Army general who worked with the poor during the Great Depression. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1997
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xiii, 213 p. ; 24 cm