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Title:Tortilla Flat
Format Type:Ebook
Author:John Steinbeck
Publisher:Longman Schools Division (a Pearson Education Company)
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:256
Category:Fiction, Classics, Literature, Novels

Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Tortilla Flat Steinbeck is an artist and he tells the stories of these lovable thieves and adulterers with a gentle and poetic purity of heart and of prose New York Herald Tribune .

Adopting the structure and themes of the Arthurian legend 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 These knights are i paisanos i men of mixed heritage whose ancestors settled California hundreds of years before Free of ties to jobs and other complications of the American way of life they fiercely resist the corrupting tide of honest toil in the surrounding ocean of civil rectitude .

As Steinbeck chronicles their deeds their multiple loves 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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