New York: A New Directions Book, 1955. First edition. A Fine copy of the book with a small blue stain on the front paste-down, otherwise in excellent condition. In a Near Fine dust jacket with slight wear at the spine ends (no loss) and a minor chip at the lower edge of the front panel. Corresponding small blue stain on the front flap. Publisher clipped on all four corners, but retaining the original price on the lower front flap. Famously filmed in 1958 by Richard Brooks starring Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor.
Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and Drama Critics Award, Tennessee William’s “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” portrays the Pollitt family in Mississippi on the brink of a meltdown. The Pollitt family members attempt to untangle their web of deceits and come to terms with death and an uncertain future. Drama critic for The New York Times wrote that it is “Mr. Williams’ finest drama. It faces and speaks the truth.” Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #2515)