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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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The Seaton Novels 4 books. Published September 1st by Plume first published Contact our editors with your feedback. View all 6 comments. It was adapted by Sillitoe into a film starring Albert Finneydirected by Karel Reiszand in was adapted by David Brett as a play for the Nottingham Playhousewith Ian McKellen playing satuday of his first leading roles.

Saturday Night, Sunday Morning by Alan Sillitoe

At twenty-two years of age, Arthur Seaton is a hard-drinking lathe operator in a bicycle factory. Just a slice of life in a s council tenement street full of working class people. By having affairs nighy married women his is also battling against the perceived norms of courtship and hence ultimately marriage until he is beaten up by the soldier husband of one of his conquests.

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This was a cracker. Its easy come easy go for Arthur and I remember feeling like that.

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

This scare fails to dampen Arthur’s hedonistic outlook though, as he continually evades detection from the foreman at the factory and from various husbands out to revenge his affairs. But still, this is the real deal. I en First published in my edition is the 50th anniversary one.

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.

The Angry Young Man. A small redeeming niht about the characters. The characters are never simple. Challenged to a drinking contest, Arthur defeats “Loudmouth” before falling down the stairs drunk.

Arthur is portrayed in a more reflective and resigned mood, less invincible to the trappings of social norms. The scene is Nottingham, to which Brian Seaton returns after what should have been his demobilisation from Malaya in He is a warrior subday the bottle and the bedroom – his slogan is ‘If it’s going, it’s for me To Arthur Seaton, Key worker on a lathe in a Nottingham cycle factory, life is one long battle with authority. Unlike Osborne and fellow “angries”, Sillitoe doesn’t even pay the establishment the compliment of dramatising its decline.


And them Labour sundat too. This has been corrected. While I realize it may not be important to the overall point of the story, I also felt a bit as though I wanted Arthur’s relationship with Doreen to be developed a tiny bit more. I like those Irish books better.

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For the film, see Saturday Night and Sunday Morning saturdzy. At twenty two he’s the king of his little world, refusing to let anyone impose their laws on him. Black and Tan swillin’ blokes is where it’s at! He is 22,still lives at home,earns a decent wage and looks forward to the weekend when he goes binge drinking no its not a new phenomenon surprise surprise and having affairs with two married sisters.

Stylistically influenced by the New Wave, with which it was concurrent, the Social Realist film was generally shot in black and white on location in the industrial….

Arthur says, “I ain’t a communist.

Life would be dull as ditchwater.