Tortilla Flat (Google eBook)
Adopting the structure and themes of the Arthurian legend, John Steinbeck created a “Camelot” on a shabby hillside above the town of Monterey, California, and peopled it with a colorful band of knights. At the center of the tale is Danny, whose house, like Arthur’s castle, becomes a gathering place for men looking for adventure, camaraderie, and a sense of belonging—men who fiercely resist the corrupting tide of honest toil and civil rectitude.
As Nobel Prize winner Steinbeck chronicles their deeds—their multiple lovers, their wonderful brawls, their Rabelaisian wine-drinking—he spins a tale as compelling and ultimately as touched by sorrow as the famous legends of the Round Table, which inspired him.
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Review: Tortilla FlatUser Review - FR - Goodreads
I went to Monterey recently (on my honeymoon, as it happens) and I was utterly charmed by the place. A quirky and picturesque seaside town nestled on the coast of California, which manages to be ... Read full review
Review: Tortilla FlatUser Review - Ted Mallory - Goodreads
Part way through Tortilla Flat, I commented to a friend that I found it odd that Steinbeck was writing about a group of homeless veterans and he never directly addresses either their war experience or ... Read full review
HOW JESUS MARIA CORCORAN A GOOD MAN BECAME
HOW THREE SINFUL MEN THROUGH CONTRITION ATTAINED
HOW DANNYS FRIENDS SOUGHT MYSTIC TREASURE ON SAINT
HOW DANNY WAS ENSNARED BY A VACUUMCLEANER
HOW UNDER THE MOST ADVERSE CIRCUMSTANCES LOVE
HOW DANNYS FRIENDS THREW THEMSELVES TO THE AID OF
HOW DANNY BROODED AND BECAME MAD HOW THE DEVIL
HOW DANNYS SORROWING FRIENDS DEFIED