Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck
Tortilla Flat was copyrighted in 1935 by John Steinbeck, and the copyright was renewed in 1963 by John Steinbeck. It was published by Penguin Books.
Tortilla Flat is a novel that was written by American author John Steinbeck and published in 1935. Tortilla Flat's back cover synopsis reads as follows:
"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 - men who fiercely resist the corrupting tide of honest toil and civil rectitude.
As 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."
Tortilla Flat was John Steinbeck's first critically and commercially successful novel, and it was made into a film in 1942. In 1936, Tortilla Flat won the Commonwealth Club of California Gold Medal for "Best Novel by a Californian."
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