Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore ; The Night of the Iguana

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Penguin Books, 2001 - American drama - 329 pages
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As mirrors of his emotional and imaginative life, the plays of Tennessee Williams explore the darker side of human nature and are haunted by the pervasive theme of loneliness that is humanity's inescapable destiny.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,one of his masterpieces, seethes with the family tensions, suppressed sexuality and the less-than-secret whisper of scandal that lie beneath the civilized veneer of the American South. The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymoreis a passionate examination of a woman's life as she recounts her memoirs in the face of death. In The Night of the Iguanaa group of diverse people are thrown together in an isolated Mexican hotel, all imprisoned in their own way.

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
12
Section 3
13
Section 4
15
Section 5
17
Section 6
46
Section 7
85
Section 8
106
Section 13
150
Section 14
163
Section 15
174
Section 16
178
Section 17
211
Section 18
227
Section 19
228
Section 20
229

Section 9
108
Section 10
135
Section 11
137
Section 12
139
Section 21
288
Section 22
329
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About the author (2001)

Tennessee Williams (Thomas Lanier Williams) was born in 1911 in Mississippi where he was brought up before moving to St Louis. He studied at the Universities of Washington and Iowa, and in New York while embarking on a career as a playwright. He achieved popular and critical success with many of his plays including The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desireand Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. He also wrote a novella, and some collections of poems and short stories. His Memoirsappeared in 1975. He died in 1983.

Tennessee Williamswas 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 The Glass Menagerie(1944), A Stre

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