First Edition of John Steinbeck's Sweet Thursday

  • Sweet Thursday.
  • Sweet Thursday.

Sweet Thursday.

$400.00

Item Number: 94681

New York: The Viking Press, 1954.

First edition of Steinbeck’s “rhapsody in blue about the rare and raffish characters who live on Cannery Row” (New York Times), basis for the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Pipe Dream. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. Jacket design by Paul Galdone.

Sweet Thursday is the critically praised sequel to Cannery Row and was hailed as "an emphatic and clear-cut statement of Steinbeck's greatest single theme: the common bonds of humanity and love which make goodness and happiness possible" (New Republic). The New York Times called Steinbeck's novel "a rhapsody in blue about the rare and raffish characters who live on Cannery Row… Sweet Thursday is Steinbeck at his best and magnificently entertaining." Goldstone & Payne A33a-b.

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