Tortilla Flat | Study Guide

John Steinbeck

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Author

John Steinbeck

Year Published

1935

Type

Novel

Genre

Comedy

Perspective and Narrator

Tortilla Flat is narrated by a third-person omniscient narrator, who describes the characters with a tone both playful and admiring.

Tense

Tortilla Flat is narrated in the past tense.

About the Title

Tortilla Flat is named for the neighborhood where the novel takes place. According to the preface, Tortilla Flat "isn't a flat at all." Rather, it is "the uphill district above the town of Monterey," a fishing and canning community on the coast of California.

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