Tortilla Flat


by John Steinbeck

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.

*The book has a bunch of penciled notes inside!

Additional information

Book Condition

Used – Seen Better Days




Pocketbook, 111x182x13mm


(first published 1935)

Book Series

Penguin Modern Classics


American, Classics, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Tortilla Flat


1 in stock