The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

A memory play set in St. Louis during the Great Depression, it follows the story of the Wingfield family. The protagonist, Tom, struggles with his role as the breadwinner for his overbearing mother, Amanda, and his physically and emotionally fragile sister, Laura, who spends her time with her collection of glass animals. The family's life takes a turn when Tom invites a gentleman caller home for dinner to meet Laura, causing tensions to rise and secrets to unfold.

The 1180th greatest book of all time


Published
1944
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
96-104
Words
19,000
Original Language
English

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