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Sweet Thursday (Penguin Classics)


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ISBN13: 9780143039471
ISBN10: 0143039474
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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 Steinbecks 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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John Steinbeck (1902–1968), winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, achieved popular success in 1935 when he published Tortilla Flat. He went on to write more than twenty-five novels, including The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men. Robert DeMot t is the Edwin and Ruth Kennedy Distinguished Professor at Ohio University.

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manwith7talents, November 9, 2009 (view all comments by manwith7talents)
Steinbeck doesn't get enough credit for how funny he is. This book is a great example of his humorous style. It also demonstrates his gift for dialog, his love for his characters, and his knack for telling simple stories that touch on universal themes. I loved it. Also check out Cannery Row and Tortilla Flat if you like this one.
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Rosemary Lombard, March 4, 2009 (view all comments by Rosemary Lombard)
Anyone who loved John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row will enjoy being back with Mack and the boys at the Palace Flophouse and marine biologist Doc Ricketts; and there’s new life from new players, including Suzy, who made an old boiler homey; Joseph and Mary (one guy); and busybody Fauna (no longer called Flora), the “headmistress” of the Bear Flag, a house of not too ill repute. How the boys try to do something nice for Doc, and how they always mess it up! There’s humor, local color of post-war Monterey, even romance. With a new paperback edition out, there's another incentive to read Sweet Thursday. And a note to writers: The way Steinbeck builds characters through dialogue is a miracle.
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Product Details

Steinbeck, John
Penguin Books
Introduction by:
Demott, Robert
Demott, Robert
Demott, Robert
Monterey (calif.)
Humorous fiction
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 12
7.50x5.00x.70 in. .45 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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