The man behind Of Mice and Men.
John Steinbeck, an author that shaped future literature. He has inspired others old and young from all over the world to follow in his footsteps. His stories are short but still some of the greatest texts of his time and every other time for that matter. His aunt was a great asset to his future career, she gave him a copy of a Le Morte d’Arthur by Thomas Malory, and he loved the legends of King Arthur written in this style.
His life started off on 27th February 1902 in a place called Salinas, California. He was the third child of his father John Ernst Steinbeck II, and mother Olive Hamilton. His mother was key to his success, she read him many famous childrens’ stories. He had three siblings, all sisters, Mary Esther and Elizabeth. His two sons John Ernst Steinbeck IV and Thomas Steinbeck. Through his life he had three wives, Carol in 1930 and divorced in 1943. He met and married Gwendolyn Conger shortly afterwards, they had his two sons John Ernst Steinbeck IV and Thomas Steinbeck and divorced in 1948. He married Elaine Scott in 1950. He decided to become a writer at a young age but did other jobs before his writing career properly started. He went to school in Salinas he could already read. He continued until his time to go to Stanford University but didn’t complete his degree.
John’s writing consisted of twenty seven published books including sixteen novels, six non-fiction and five collections of short stories. One of his most cherished and monumental book was Of Mice and Men, other famous titles are The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden and The Pearl. Of Mice and Men was created while John worked as a full time Chief Editor for the San Francisco News. But, the unskilled jobs then proceeded in giving him the influence for the great story that is Of Mice and Men. In his time of success, he attended and won the Nobel Prize for Literature in Stockholm Sweden. Given to him by King Gustav VI Adolf. He also won...