Item #TW072b A Streetcar Named Desire. Tennessee Williams.

A Streetcar Named Desire

Price: $1,250.00

Lustig, Alvin. Hard Cover. New York: New Directions, 1947. First Edition. Very Good / Dust Jacket Included.

First edition, first printing. Publisher's lavender paper-covered boards designed by Alvin Lustig, lettered in black and white with an abstract illustration of three dancing figures; in the original matching dust jacket. Near fine book, with light toning to spine, light wear to head of spine, light offsetting to endpapers, previous owner's stamp to front pastedown, and a hint of waviness to top edges of ~15 pages at beginning of book; very good unclipped dust jacket, with some toning to spine and panel edges, front flap separated at fold but attached by clear tape on verso, light chipping to head of spine, a couple of small, faint spots of soiling to spine, and light edgewear. Overall, a very pleasing copy of Tennessee Williams' timeless play. A Streetcar Named Desire is the Pulitzer Prize winning play about the mental breakdown of the charming, yet troubled Southern belle Blanche DuBois, who runs away from her past by traveling to visit her sister Stella on a streetcar named "Desire." Despite its shockingly gritty language and somewhat controversial subject matter, A Streetcar Named Desire was a critical and commercial success. The play was first produced on Broadway on December 3, 1947, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. It was directed by Elia Kazan and starred Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Jessica Tandy, and Karl Malden. In 1951, A Streetcar Named Desire was adapted into a film, also directed by Kazan and starring Brando, Hunter, and Malden along with Vivien Leigh. Item #TW072b