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Sweet Thursday (Penguin Classics)

 
 
 
 
Sweet Thursday (Penguin Classics)
Author: John Steinbeck
ISBN 13: 9780143039471
ISBN 10: 143039474
Edition: Revised
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2008-07-29
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
List Price: $16.00
 
 

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 Fauna, new headmistress of the local brothel, to Hazel, a bum whose mother must have wanted a daughter.

New Republic

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