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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. 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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|| Text Difficulty 9 - Text Difficulty 12
|| Electronic reproduction. New York : Penguin Books, 1977. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 214 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).