An edition of A Streetcar Named Desire (1947)

A Streetcar Named Desire

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An edition of A Streetcar Named Desire (1947)

A Streetcar Named Desire

10th printing
  • 3.21 ·
  • 28 Ratings
  • 217 Want to read
  • 13 Currently reading
  • 54 Have read

With the New York production of A Streetcar Named Desire in 1947, Tennesse Williams's reputation was established once and for all as America's leading dramatist since O'Neil.

The winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and The Drama Critics Circle Award. Streetcar is a work of great lyric power and deep, compassionate understanding. Set in New Orleans, it is one of Tennessee Williams's unsurpassed portraits of a beautiful, sensitive woman in misplaced circumstances--Blance DuBois, whose life is undermined by fantasy and the memory of a tragic love--and the resentment and passion she arouses in her brutish brother-in-law, Stanly Kowalski.

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Publish Date
Publisher
New Directions
Language
English
Pages
179

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Streetcar Named Desire
2009, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, THE SHAKESPEARE THEATRE OF NEW JERSEY
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A streetcar named desire
2004, Turtleback Books
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A Streetcar Named Desire
1995, Heinemann Educational Publishers
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A Streetcar Named Desire
1980, New Directions
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A Streetcar Named Desire
1975, Signet
Mass Market Paperback in English - Special 25th Anniversary Edition; 1st Signet printing (71)
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A Streetcar Named Desire
April 1, 1970, Signet
in English
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Streetcar Named Desire
1962, Penguin Books, Limited
in English
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A Streetcar Named Desire
1947, New American Library
Mass Market Paperback in English - Signet Edition, 22nd printing
Cover of: A Streetcar Named Desire
A Streetcar Named Desire
1947, New Directions
in English - 8th printing
Cover of: A streetcar named Desire
A streetcar named Desire: A play in 3 acts
Publish date unknown, Dramatists Play Service Inc.
in English

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Edition Notes

Published in
New York, USA
Series
A New Directions paperbook -- NDP 501
Copyright Date
1947

Classifications

Library of Congress
PS3545I5365S8 1980, PS3545.I5365, PS3545.I5365 S8*

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
179 p. --
Number of pages
179

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL14989357M
Internet Archive
streetcarnamedde00will_0
ISBN 10
081120765X
ISBN 13
9780811207652
LCCN
48005556
OCLC/WorldCat
751513219, 630622340, 6701533
Amazon ID (ASIN)
081120765X
Library Thing
21544
Goodreads
946436

Work Description

A Streetcar Named Desire is one of the most remarkable plays of our time. It created an immortal woman in the character of Blanche DuBois, the haggard and fragile southern beauty whose pathetic last grasp at happiness is cruelly destroyed. It shot Marlon Brando to fame in the role of Stanley Kowalski, a sweat-shirted barbarian, the crudely sensual brother-in-law who precipitated Blance's tragedy.

Produced across the world and translated into many languages, A Streetcar Named Desire has won one of the widest audiences in contemporary literature.

Also contained in:
- New Voices in the American Theatre
- Plays 1937 - 1955

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