Tortilla Flat

Tortilla Flat

Read by: John McDonough

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  • ISBN 9781101530917
  • 420 Minutes (Verify)
  • Penguin Audio
  • Adult


“Steinbeck is an artist; and he tells stories of these lovable thieves and adulterers with a gentle and poetic purity of heart and of prose.†—New York Herald TribuneAdopting 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.


Penguin Audio Classics
Giambattista Basile
Illustrator: Carmelo Lettere
John Steinbeck
Gertrude Bell
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