"It's a great life...if you don't weaken."
That's the motto of Arthur Seaton - Britain's original Angry Young Man. Arthur punches the clock at a Nottingham steel factory, waiting for Saturday night when he explodes a week's worth of pent-up passions in outrageous drinking bouts, pub-clearning brawls and encounters with other men's wives. He is determined to escape the clutches of anyone who would hold him down, keeping his wry humor intact and thumbing his nose at the Establishment. Sunday morning's hangover does nothing to dull Arthur's piercing insight into his own situation. He knows that come what may, no matter what, he won't go down without a fight. Brutally honest and wickedly funny, this groundbreaking novel of British working-class life by the author of The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner, simmer with vitality, lust, and humor and remains as compelling today as it was when first published.
|Publisher:||Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Alan Sillitoe was born in 1928, the son of a tannery worker. He left school at age fourteen to work in a factory. He was one of the working-class novelists who revitalized British fiction in the 1950s. His first novel Saturday Night and Sunday Morning was followed with the bestselling collection The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner. He adapted both works for the screen in the early 1960s. He is the author of more than 40 works of prose, poetry, and drama.
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