Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck & Robert DeMott

Sweet Thursday

By John Steinbeck & Robert DeMott

  • Publication Date: 1954-01-01
  • Genre: Literary
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 34 Ratings)

Book Summary

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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From the Trade Paperback edition.

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    By The Evil Dr Toad
    Review is for the latest update, as of February 22, 2016: After applying the latest update from the iBooks store, Chapters 3 and 4 are now blank, and the app reports “This file is corrupt”.