First edition of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning third play, adapted into the 1958 film starring Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman.
Near fine in very good plus dust jacket.
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
"I told a lie to Big Daddy, but we can make that lie come true. And then I'll bring you liquor, and we'll get drunk together, here, tonight, in this place that death has come into!"
Tangled in webs of deceit woven for personal safety and personal gain, the characters of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF struggle to come to terms with the truth throughout the play. The 1958 film added another layer to the obfuscation of truth at the heart of the play by removing references Brick's homosexual desires in response to the Hays Code.
New York: New Directions Books, (1955). 8'' x 5.25''. Original brown cloth binding with black spine lettering. Original unclipped ($3.00) color pictorial dust jacket, designed by Alvin Lustig. Illustrated with full-page black-and-white plate before "Notes for the Designer." NYT not credited on verso of title page and all other points. xiv, 198 pages. Jacket with a touch of scuffing to rear, some edgewear with tiny chips. Binding corners and spine ends lightly bumped. Shows nicely.
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