Tortilla Flat

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Penguin, Apr 28, 1977 - Fiction - 224 pages
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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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User Review  - fuzzy_patters - LibraryThing

Tortilla Flat is loosely drawn from the Arthurian Legend and features Danny as King Arthur and a group of his paisano friends as his court. As with the medieval legends, Danny and his friends are at ... Read full review

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User Review  - Schmerguls - LibraryThing

Tortilla Flat, by John Steinbeck (read 16 Aug 2016) This is the 8th book I've read by Steinbeck, I read his The Grapes of Wrath on 17 Mar 1949, and then read In Dubious Battle on 30 May 1971, Of Mice ... Read full review

Contents

HOW DANNY HOME FROM THE WARS FOUND HIMSELF AN HEIR AND
HOW THE POISON OF POSSESSIONS WROUGHT WITH PILON AND
HOW SAINT FRANCIS TURNED THE TIDE AND PUT A GENTLE PUNISHMENT
HOW THREE SINFUL MEN THROUGH CONTRITION ATTAINED PEACE
HOW DANNYS FRIENDS SOUGHT MYSTIC TREASURE ON SAINT ANDREWS
HOW DANNY WAS ENSNARED BYA VACUUMCLEANER AND HOW DANNYS
HOW THE FRIENDS SOLACED A CORPORAL AND IN RETURN RECEIVED
A LESSON IN 11 HOW UNDER THE MOST ADVERSE CIRCUMSTANCESLOVE CAMETO
HOW DANNYS FRIENDS ASSISTED THE PIRATETO KEEP AVOW AND
OF THE GOOD LIFE AT DANNYS HOUSE OF A GIFT PIG OF THE PAIN
TALL BOB 15 HOW DANNY BROODED AND BECAME MAD HOW THE DEVILIN THE SHAPE
OF THE SADNESS OF DANNY HOW THROUGH SACRIFICE DANNYS
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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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