A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

"A Streetcar Named Desire" is a classic American play that explores themes of desire, desperation, and decay through the story of Blanche DuBois, a former schoolteacher from a once-wealthy Southern family who moves in with her sister Stella and her brutish husband Stanley in their cramped apartment in New Orleans. As Blanche grapples with her own past traumas and the harsh realities of her present situation, her mental state deteriorates, leading to a tragic end. The play presents a stark contrast between the genteel Old South and the gritty, working-class reality of post-WWII America.

The 378th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 851

Since this book was first published in 1947, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 851.0.

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