• Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • USA First Edition
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Released January 1, 1954

£1,000.00

In Monterey, on the California Coast, Sweet Thursday is what they call the day after Lousy Wednesday - one of those days that's just bad from the start. But Sweet Thursday is sunny and clear, a day when anything can happen. Returning to the scene of Cannery Row, Steinbeck brilliantly creates its bawdy, high-spirited world of bums, drunks and hookers, telling the story of what happened to everyone after the war. There are colourful characters old and new, all united by love, laughter and tears: Fauna, the latest madam at the Bear Flag brothel, Doc, still there for everyone else but feeling strangely sad himself, and Suzy, the new hustler in town who might just be the girl to save him.

Book Condition & Notes

A near-fine first edition in the original binding. There is a small nick to the cloth at the top of the spine, and a small bruise to the bottom of the spine. In a good unclipped dust jacket. Wear to all corners, a tear to the bottom of the front cover, a tear to the bottom of the back cover, a tear to the top back corner, chipping to the top of the back cover. Wear to top and bottom of spine, and minor chipping to top of spine. Some loss of colour to jacket folds. Additional pictures of jacket condition available upon request.


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John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck was an American author. He won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception." He has been called "a giant of American letters", and many of his works are considered classics of Western literature.

During his writing career, he authored 33 books, including 16 novels, six non-fiction books, and two collections of short stories. He is widely known for the comic novels Tortilla Flat and Cannery Row, the multi-generation epic East of Eden, and the novellas The Red Pony and Of Mice and Men. The Pulitzer Prize-winning The Grapes of Wrath is considered Steinbeck's masterpiece and part of the American literary canon. In the first 75 years after it was published, it sold 14 million copies.

Most of Steinbeck's work is set in central California, particularly in the Salinas Valley and the California Coast Ranges region. His works frequently explored the themes of fate and injustice, especially as applied to downtrodden or everyman protagonists.

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Book Condition & Notes

A near-fine first edition in the original binding. There is a small nick to the cloth at the top of the spine, and a small bruise to the bottom of the spine. In a good unclipped dust jacket. Wear to all corners, a tear to the bottom of the front cover, a tear to the bottom of the back cover, a tear to the top back corner, chipping to the top of the back cover. Wear to top and bottom of spine, and minor chipping to top of spine. Some loss of colour to jacket folds. Additional pictures of jacket condition available upon request.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.