Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
A Streetcar Named Desire (New Directions Paperbook) Paperback – September, 2004
|New from||Used from|
Top 20 lists in Books
View the top 20 best sellers of all time, the most reviewed books of all time and some of our editors' favorite picks. Learn more
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
From Publishers Weekly
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
“Lyrical and poetic and human and heartbreaking and memorable and funny.” (Francis Ford Coppola)
“The introductions, by playwrights as illustrious as Williams himself, are the gem of these new editions.” (Ken Furtado - Echo Magazine)
“Blanche is the Everest of modern American drama, a peak of psychological complexity and emotional range.” (John Lahr - The New Yorker)
More About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
BLANCHE: What you are talking about is brutal desire--just--Desire!--the name of that rattle-trap street-car that bangs through the Quarter, up one old narrow street and down another...
STELLA: Haven't you ever ridden on that street-car?
Many will have seen either the stage or film versions of Streetcar, but reading through Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning play allows for the depression to really set in. Readers may even recognize qualities in friends and family members approximating those of alcoholism or domestic violence.
BLANCHE: A hot bath and a long, cold drink always give me a brand new outlook on life!
There are so many great dialogue exchanges here, outside of the classic "kindness of strangers" quote. I'll snip a few of my favorites.
MITCH: You ought to lay off his liquor. He says you been lapping it up all summer like a wild-cat!
BLANCHE: What a fantastic statement!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved the Book, its a bit different from what I normally read, which are mysteries, but the plot had twits in it that I really enjoyed.Published 1 month ago by G.G
Bought for my sister- she read it in one day, Great price, arrived quickly.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I really enjoyed the book on my kindle it made things easier for me traveling...no heavy books but the reading material great...Published 2 months ago by MELINDA BRYANT
Favorite play! Its commentary on illusion vs. reality through Blanche's disillusionment throughout the scenes is riveting! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nicole V.