Complete summary of Alan Sillitoe’s Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Saturday Night and Sunday. Review: Saturday Night & Sunday Morning by Alan SillitoeA powerful story of political awakening. With 33 pints of beer inside him, Arthur Seaton fell to the bottom of the stairs. It was Saturday night, the best and bingiest time of the week.

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LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. It’s a warts and all, kitchen sink drama type of novel; unflinching in its depiction of a time and place that at once is quite alien to yet completely the same as working class England in the 21st century. You don’t need to give Arthur more than one chance to do the Government or trick the foreman.

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Piled up passions were exploded on Saturday night, and the effect of a week’s monotonous graft in the factory was swilled out of your system in a burst of goodwill.

Now and then Sillitoe includes a beautiful, perfect little description. Los tenemos bien contentos a todos. For the film, see Saturday Night and Sunday Morning film.

Arthur works at a lathe at a bicycle factory with his friend Jack. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article.


Weirdly, though, I still enjoyed the book. Brimming with an honesty and energy which must have been a breath of mind-blowing fresh air when it first appeared inand not in the slightest dated now. Unlike Osborne and fellow “angries”, Sillitoe doesn’t even pay the establishment the compliment of dramatising its decline. Unfortunately Brenda becomes pregnant and in a period prior to the Abortion Act she terminates the pregnancy by bathing in boiling water and drinking a bottle of gin.

He was one of the working-class novelists who revitalized British fiction in the s.

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Internet URLs are the best. It definitely evokes a time and a place. This was a cracker. This event begins the short second half, “Sunday morning”, section.

Trivia About Saturday Night an A car knocked him down on the way home. But still, this is the real deal.

None of the characters are likeable as they have internal moral codes they make up as they go along, but family is always strong. Soon Arthur hears the news that Jack has been switched to nights, which pleases Arthur as he can now spend more time with Jack’s wife. Bruce Springsteen, American singer, songwriter, and bandleader who became the archetypal rock performer…. Despite this being set at the end of the ‘s, when youth was coming to the fore after WWII with new suits hung in the bedroom ready to wear at the weekend, Arthur is in many respects just like his father and grandfather before him.


An accomplished stage actor, Finney earned international acclaim for his powerful performance.

Saturday Night & Sunday Morning

Want to Sillifoe Currently Reading Read. Arthur laughed as the police failed to notice he had hidden the air rifle, with which he’d shot Mrs Bull, down his trousers. I usually avoid books centered on an unlikable protagonist, and Arthur is a bit of an asshole. Not as easy a read as you would expect from pages it nevertheless paints a fascinating picture and leave you appreciating every brush stroke.

Review: Saturday Night & Sunday Morning by Alan Sillitoe | Books | The Guardian

A bona fide work of blue-collar existentialism, full of unrefined rebellion and working class whit. I like ’em though, because they’re different from these big fat Tory bastards in alah. I like those Irish books better. Aug 07, Riley rated it really liked it.

There was a bitterness in their passion, tender words without roots, and sarcasms that threw affection down like a glove that both were in too much of a hurry to take up. Want to Read saving…. Jul 23, Mandy rated it it was amazing. View all 4 comments. View all 10 comments. It was a fine life if you didn’t weaken. As if I cared!

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