Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck

Sweet Thursday

byJohn SteinbeckIntroduction byRobert DemottNotes byRobert Demott

Paperback | July 29, 2008

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In Monterey, on the California coast, Sweet Thursday is what they call the day after Lousy Wednesday, which is one of those days that are just naturally bad. Returning to the scene of Cannery Row—the weedy lots and junk heaps and flophouses of Monterey, John Steinbeck once more brings to life the denizens of a netherworld of laughter and tears—from Doc, based on Steinbeck’s lifelong friend Ed Ricketts, to Fauna, new headmistress of the local brothel, to Hazel, a bum whose mother must have wanted a daughter. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction and notes by Robert DeMott.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

About The Author

John Steinbeck, born in Salinas, California, in 1902, grew up in a fertile agricultural valley, about twenty-five miles from the Pacific Coast. Both the valley and the coast would serve as settings for some of his best fiction. In 1919 he went to Stanford University, where he intermittently enrolled in literature and writing courses un...
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Title:Sweet ThursdayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.74 × 5.08 × 0.53 inPublished:July 29, 2008Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143039474

ISBN - 13:9780143039471

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? A postwar continuation of Cannery Row, [Sweet Thursday is] every bit as juicy and relaxed as the original. . . . This is comedy?bawdy, sentimental, and good fun.?
?The Atlantic

? An emphatic and clear-cut statement of Steinbeck?s greatest theme: the common bonds of humanity and love which make goodness and happiness possible.?
?The New Republic