Sweet Thursday

Paperback | July 29, 2008

byJohn SteinbeckIntroduction byRobert DemottNotes byRobert Demott

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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.

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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 a...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.5 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