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.
Public Domain ©1935 John Steinbeck (P)2011 Penguin
Interesting - a negative sterio-type of Mexicans in America
Nothing - really - maybe a disclamer to say this isn't really what Mexicans are like.
When the baby was dying and they didn't even realize it or really seem to care.
AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!
yes! yes! i love the characters. reminds me very much of cannery row
the humor.the characters were great. i could picture these people interacting.
really wonderful! he did a great job getting into the characters.
the way everything always boiled down to a gallon of wine. but the characters were genuine and never portrayed as unpleasantly drunk.
i wish steinbeck could write more books i eat them up and i will read all of them over and over except travels with charley (and my sig. other mike loved that one).
steinbeck is our fave!
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