New York: A New Directions Book, 1955. First edition. A Near Fine copy of the book on account of some foxing to front and rear pastedowns, otherwise in excellent condition. Early ownership signature to front pastedown; bookseller's label to rear pastedown. In a Near Fine dust jacket with slight wear at the spine ends and corners with minor loss, some rubbing and closed tears to panel edges, and minor soiling to rear panel. Price-clipped on the lower corner of the 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.” Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #4503)