By John Steinbeck
Two devastating brief novels tailored for the level via Steinbeck himself
This Penguin Classics version celebrates Steinbeck’s dramatic diversifications of his strongest brief novels, Of Mice and Men and The Moon Is Down, that includes a foreword by way of award-winning actor James Earl Jones.
Of Mice and Men represents an test in shape – as Steinbeck positioned it, “a form of playable novel, written in novel shape yet so scened and set that it may be performed because it stands.” A rarity in American letters, it completed extraordinary luck as a singular, a Broadway play, and 3 acclaimed films. Of Mice and Men got the recent York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for top Play in 1937-1938. a few acclaimed actors have interpreted the long-lasting roles of George and Lennie for degree and reveal, together with James Earl Jones, John Malkovich and Gary Sinise.
The Moon Is Down uncovers profound, frequently unsettling truths approximately struggle and human nature. It tells the tale of a peaceful city taken by way of enemy troops, and had a unprecedented impression as Allied propaganda in Nazi-occupied Europe.
This Penguin Classics version of the theatrical variations of Steinbeck’s vintage brief novels is vital to actors, playwrights, filmmakers and administrators learning the dramatic paintings of the Nobel Prize profitable writer of The Grapes of Wrath and East of Eden.