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A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

Fading southern belle Blanche Dubois depends on the kindness of strangers and is adrift in the modern world. When she arrives to stay with her sister Stella in a crowded, boisterous corner of New Orleans, her delusions of grandeur bring her into conflict with Stella's crude, brut... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780141190273
Barcode 9780141190273
Published 4 August 2009 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Williams, Tennessee
Edited by Browne, E.
Introduction by Miller, Arthur
Series Penguin Modern Classics (part: 884)
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ISBN-13 9780141190273
ISBN-10 0141190272
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Classics
Publication Date 4 August 2009
International Publication Date 9 February 2009
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Williams, Tennessee
Edited by Browne, E.
Introduction by Miller, Arthur
Series Penguin Modern Classics (part: 884)
Category Plays & Playwrights
Drama Texts, Plays
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 7mm
Weight 100g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Drama Texts, Plays & Screenplays
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 812.54
Catalogue Code 68427

Description of this Book

Fading southern belle Blanche Dubois depends on the kindness of strangers and is adrift in the modern world. When she arrives to stay with her sister Stella in a crowded, boisterous corner of New Orleans, her delusions of grandeur bring her into conflict with Stella's crude, brutish husband Stanley. Eventually their violent collision course causes Blanche's fragile sense of identity to crumble, threatening to destroy her sanity and her one chance of happiness.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Lyrical and poetic and human and heartbreaking and memorable and funny.--Francis Ford Coppola
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) was born in Columbus, Mississippi. When his father, a travelling salesman, moved with his family to St Louis some years later, both he and his sister found it impossible to settle down to city life. He entered college during the Depression and left after a couple of years to take a clerical job in a shoe company. He stayed there for two years, spending the evenings writing. He received a Rockefeller Fellowship in 1940 for his play Battle of Angels, and he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1948 and 1955. Among his many other plays Penguin have published The Glass Menagerie (1944), The Rose Tattoo (1951), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955), Sweet Bird of Youth (1959), The Night of the Iguana (1961), and Small Craft Warnings(1972).

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