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    The Glass Menagerie (Modern Classics (Penguin)) (Paperback) By (author) Tennessee Williams, Introduction by Arthur Miller, Introduction by Robert Bray

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    DescriptionAbandoned by her husband, Amanda Wingfield comforts herself with recollections of her earlier, more gracious life in Blue Mountain when she was pursued by 'gentleman callers'. Her son Tom, a poet with a job in a warehouse, longs for adventure and escape from his mother's suffocating embrace, while Laura, her shy crippled daughter, has her glass menagerie and her memories. Amanda is desperate to find her daughter a husband, but when the long-awaited gentleman caller does arrive, Laura's romantic illusions are crushed.


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    Title
    The Glass Menagerie
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tennessee Williams, Introduction by Arthur Miller, Introduction by Robert Bray
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 112
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 89 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141190266
    ISBN 10: 0141190264
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DD, DSG
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Libri: ENGL3090
    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    DC22: 812.54
    Ingram Theme: CURR/LANGAR, CTHD/LANGAR
    Libri: AMER3790
    BISAC V2.8: DRA001000
    Thema V1.0: DSG, DD
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    02 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Tennessee Williams was born in 1911 in Columbus, Mississippi, where his grandfather was the episcopal clergyman. When his father, a travelling salesman, moved with his family to St Louis some years later, both he and his sister found it impossible to settle down to city life. He entered college during the Depression and left after a couple of years to take a clerical job in a shoe company. He stayed there for two years, spending the evenings writing. He entered the University of Iowa in 1938 and completed his course, at the same time holding a large number of part-time jobs of great diversity. He received a Rockefeller Fellowship in 1940 for his play Battle of Angels, and he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1948 and 1955. Among his many other plays Penguin have published A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), Summer and Smoke (1948), The Rose Tattoo (1951), Camino Real(1953), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955), Orpheus Descending (1957), Sweet Bird of Youth (1959), Period of Adjustment (1960), The Night of the Iguana (1961), The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore (1963; revised 1964) and Small Craft Warnings (1972).
    Review quote
    Seeing The Glass Menagerie was like stumbling on a flower in a junkyard -- Williams had pushed language and character to the front of thestage as never before.--Arthur Miller