of mice and men notes on characters and depression

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steinbeck was born in 1902 in Salinas, California

he was a region that became the setting for much of his fiction, including Of Mice and Men

As a teenager, he spent his summers working as a hired hand on neighboring ranches

In 1919, he went to Stanford University

he worked as a reporter and then as caretaker for a Lake Tahoe estate

he completed his first novel, an adventure story called Cup of Gold, which was published in 1929.

Although his family was wealthy, he was interested in the lives of the farm labourers and spent time


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