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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Penguin Modern Classics

by Tennessee Williams

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   Not today
'Big Daddy' Pollitt, the richest cotton planter in the Mississippi Delta, is about to celebrate his sixty-fifth birthday. His two sons have returned home for the occasion: Gooper, his wife and children, Brick, an ageing football hero who has turned to drink, and his feisty wife Maggie. As the hot summer evening unfolds, the veneer of happy family life and Southern gentility gradually slips away as unpleasant truths emerge and greed, lies, jealousy and suppressed sexuality threaten to reach boiling point. Made into a film starring Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a masterly portrayal of family tensions and individuals trapped in prisons of their own making.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint:
Penguin
Publication Date:
2014
Series:
Penguin Modern Classics

Format

  • OverDrive Read
  • Adobe EPUB eBook 272 KB

Tennessee Williams (Author)

Tennessee Williams was 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...

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