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Of Mice and Men (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series)
Attaining the greatest positive response of any of his works up to that time, Steinbeck's novella was chosen as a Book of the Month Club selection before it was published. Praise for the work came from many notable critics, including Maxine Garrard ( Enquirer-Sun ),  Christopher Morley , and Harry Thornton Moore ( New Republic ).  New York Times critic Ralph Thompson described the novella as a "grand little book, for all its ultimate melodrama."