Tortilla flat

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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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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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subject_facet Hispanic Americans -- California -- Fiction, Hispanic Americans -- California -- Monterey -- Fiction, Hispanic Americans -- Fiction, Monterey (Calif.) -- Fiction, Poor -- California -- Monterey -- Fiction, Poor -- Fiction, Poverty -- California -- Monterey -- Fiction, Special collections -- Sacramento Public Library
title_display Tortilla flat
title_full Tortilla Flat, Tortilla Flat / by John Steinbeck ; illustrated by Ruth Gannett, Tortilla flat / John Steinbeck, Tortilla flat / John Steinbeck ; with an introduction by Thomas Fensch
title_short Tortilla flat
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topic_facet Classic Literature, Fiction, Hispanic Americans, Poor, Poverty, Sacramento Public Library, Special collections