Tortilla Flat

Tortilla Flat

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Unabridged, 6 CDs, 7 hours
Read by John McDonough
"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 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-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.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 136 x 144 x 20mm | 181.44g
  • Penguin Audiobooks
  • United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 0142429228
  • 9780142429228
  • 1,377,294

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2 6% (2,077)
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