Tortilla Flat

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Penguin UK, Sep 7, 2000 - Fiction - 192 pages
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Steinbeck's first major critical and commercial success, TORTILLA FLAT is also his funniest novel. Danny is a paisano, descended from the original Spanish settlers who arrived in Monterey, California, centuries before. He values friendship abovemoney and possessions, so that when he suddently inherits two houses, Danny is quick to offer shelter to his fellow gentlemen of the road. Their love of freedom and scorn for material things draw them into daring and often hilarious adventures. Until Danny, tiring of his new reponsibilities, suddenly disappears...

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User Review  - RussellBittner - LibraryThing

With that title, I don’t mean to make light of John Steinbeck’s Tortilla Flat. Quite to the contrary. This short novel — which, in my youth, I once knew, read and loved as a ‘novella ’— I just read ... Read full review

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User Review  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!!! This story takes me to another place and time and immerses me in it. I was there with these wonderful characters through all their trials and tribulations, culminating in a mythological climax. A perfect story. Read full review


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How St Francis turned the tide and put a gentle punishment on Pilon and Pablo
How Dannys Friends became a force for Good How they succored the poor
9How Danny was ensnared by a vacuumcleaner andhow Dannys Friends rescued

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Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck is remembered as one of the greatest and best-loved American writers of the twentieth century. His complete works will be available in Penguin Modern Classics.

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