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A Streetcar Named Desire

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A Streetcar Named Desire

by Williams, Tennessee

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New York: New Directions, 1947. First edition. Pink boards; very fine in dust jacket, unfaded and with no wear. One of the fabled Norman Unger copies, purchased new by Williams's bibliophilic friend, the book collector Unger, then wrapped and stored for 30 years. Cover and jacket design by Alvin Lustig. Crandell A 5.1.a.


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
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New Directions
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