Tortilla Flat (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)

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When Danny returns to Tortilla Flat in Monterey, California, after the First World War he moves into a small house left to him by his grandfather. One by one, various ne'er-do-wells are drawn to Danny's house - lured in part by the appeal of a rook over their heads, in part by Danny's generosity and the camaraderie that springs up around him.

Deftubg all social conventions and expectations, Steinbeck's gallery of knights thrive on the love- and the fights -0 that inevitabley accompany a glorious night of drinking wine. They suffer the temptations of greed and lust, stand firm in their loyalty to one another, and, finally, come to understand the power of goodness and courage.

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“This is the story of Danny and of Danny’s friends and of Danny’s house.  It is a story of how these three became on thing.”

Danny returns from the Great War to inherit two houses in the shabby district of Tortilla Flat.  He falls in with a group of poor paisanos. Together, they gossip, talk about life and plan the next drinking binge.  And, when money does come their way, the parties are the kind that are not easily forgotten.

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One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, these humorous sketches by Steinbeck are in the same vein as "Cannery Row", and feature the same characters - illiterate, poverty-stricken, carefree and irresponsible paisanos from Monterey society.

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