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A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

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A Streetcar Named Desire

by WILLIAMS, Tennessee (1911-1983)

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New York: New Directions, 1947. 8vo. Original boards; dust jacket designed by Alvin Lustig. A near-fine copy with slightest wear at extremities; fresh price-clipped jacket with some toning and pale shadow. Overall a very handsome copy of a jacket so susceptible to fading. FIRST EDITION, first printing. This classic play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948. The 1951 film adaptation won four Academy Awards.


A Streetcar Named Desire is a play written by Tennessee Williams that opened on Broadway on December 3, 1947.The story dramatises the life of Blanche DuBois, a Southern belle, after going through a series of personal losses, leaves her aristocratic background seeking refuge with her sister and brother-in-law in a New Orleans apartment building. Considered to be Williams’ most popular work, it is one of the best and most critically successful plays of the 20th century. The play has inspired many adaptations in other forms, notably producing an acclaimed film that was released in 1951.

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A Streetcar Named Desire
WILLIAMS, Tennessee (1911-1983)
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