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Books by Tennessee Williams

  • Baby Doll and Other Plays

    Tennessee Williams

    Product Code: BHJRN
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    Tennessee Williams's controversial Hollywood screenplay Baby Doll opens with Archie Lee's teenage bride driving him to distraction, as she has refused to consummate their marriage until the day of her twentieth birthday. Enter wily Sicilian Silva Vaccaro, Archie's rival both in the cotton business and for the affections of the flirtatious Baby Doll, and things reach breaking-point. This volume also contains Something Unspoken, a brilliantly comic study of a wealthy, manipulative Southern spinster, and Summer and Smoke, a sexually charged portrayal of Alma, a sensitive, unmarried minister's daughter, and her childhood love, the wild, sensual doctor's son John.
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  • Collected Stories

    Tennessee Williams

    Product Code: ATOWX
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    "Disturbing, moving, and funny; these stories help amplify Williams' tragic vision, for like the plays, they underline his preoccupation and insight into the conflicts of the human heart". ("New York Times"). Acclaimed as one of America's most successful playwrights, Tennessee Williams also published four volumes of short stories. In "Collected Stories", these volumes are combined with a wealth of unpublished and uncollected work, ranging from his first his story published in "Weird Tales" when William was seventeen, to his later frank homosexual fantasies. Williams was famous for insisting he write every morning. Even during his darkest days, while mourning a lover, or abusing some substance - he would write. "The Collected Stories" are from every period of his life, and recreate the milieux Williams knew and chronicled so movingly - from his gypsy youth in St. Louis and New Orleans to his days of celebrity in Hollywood and New York. "The two ingredients of Williams' plays - great gab and steamy sex - are both here in the stories". (Edmund White, "Sunday Times").
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  • "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"

    Tennessee Williams

    Product Code: AHHLO
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  • A Streetcar Named Desire

    Tennessee Williams

    Product Code: AADVT
    Paperback 13 years +
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    A Penguin Modern Classics book, A Streetcar Named Desire finds southern belle Blanche Dubois arriving in a boisterous area of New Orleans.
    Her delusions of grandeur bring her into conflict with her sister Stella's crude and brutish husband Stanley. Eventually, their collision causes Blanche's fragile sense of identity to crumble and her sanity at risk. Will she ever find happiness?
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  • The Glass Menagerie

    Tennessee Williams

    Product Code: AADVS
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    Abandoned by her husband, Amanda Wingfield comforts herself with recollections of her earlier, more gracious life in Blue Mountain when she was pursued by 'gentleman callers'. Her son Tom, a poet with a job in a warehouse, longs for adventure and escape from his mother's suffocating embrace, while Laura, her shy crippled daughter, has her glass menagerie and her memories. Amanda is desperate to find her daughter a husband, but when the long-awaited gentleman caller does arrive, Laura's romantic illusions are crushed.
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