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ISBN13: 9780140042405
ISBN10: 0140042407
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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 Arthurs 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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Like the knights of the Round Table, the dreamers who gather at Danny's house share joy and fellowship, triumphs and sorrows.

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Adopting the structure and themes of the Arthurian legend, Steinbeck created a "Camelot" on a shabby hillside above Monterey on the California coast and peopled it with a colorful band of knights. As Steinbeck chronicles their thoughts and emotions, temptations and lusts, he spins a tale as compelling, and ultimately as touched by sorrow, as the famous legends of the Round Table.

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Lucy Little, January 23, 2010 (view all comments by Lucy Little)
I read Steinbeck as required in high school and college and recently became reinterested in his work. He has such a way with describing people and their relationships. Tortilla Flat is no exception. It's not a book where everyone lives happily ever after, but each character remains true to himself throughout. No wonder why his works are considered classics.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140042405
Author:
Steinbeck, John
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
Hispanic americans
Subject:
Monterey (calif.)
Subject:
Juvenile
Subject:
California Social life and customs Fiction.
Subject:
Monterey (Calif.) Fiction.
Subject:
Monterey
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Ltd. ed.
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series Volume:
35
Publication Date:
19770431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.48x4.38x.58 in. .34 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Like the knights of the Round Table, the dreamers who gather at Danny's house share joy and fellowship, triumphs and sorrows.
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Adopting the structure and themes of the Arthurian legend, Steinbeck created a "Camelot" on a shabby hillside above Monterey on the California coast and peopled it with a colorful band of knights. As Steinbeck chronicles their thoughts and emotions, temptations and lusts, he spins a tale as compelling, and ultimately as touched by sorrow, as the famous legends of the Round Table.
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