Summer and Smoke

By: Williams, Tennessee

Price: $700.00

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One of Tennessee Williams' most subtle and tender works, Summer and Smoke explores the conflict between the hedonistic body and the lofty spirit. Set in Mississippi, Alma Winemiller, the minister's daughter, has grown up loving the boy who lives next door: John Buchanan, the doctor's son, is a wild, adventurous, mischievous pleasure seeker. He spends the hot Mississippi summers drinking, gambling, and romancing. His only religion is the anatomy chart on his wall, and what it teaches him about man's needs: food, truth, and lovemaking. Alma, on the other hand, is quiet, eccentric, and high-strung. Her name means "soul" in Spanish; she aspires to lofty spiritual goals, and holds to strong moral standards. Despite their differences, John and Alma are magnetically drawn to each other, and the spiritual and physical romance that almost blooms between the two of them is among the most engaging, romantic, and heartbreaking love stories in Williams' canon. Housed in a custom made clear Lucite box. Business card of the dedicatee laid in. Produced on Broadway, off-broadway, and regional theaters continually since 1948. In 1961 Paramount Studio made the film version starring Laurence Harvey & Geraldine Page.

Title: Summer and Smoke

Author Name: Williams, Tennessee

Categories: Books Into Stage, Screen, Video, Signed,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: New York, Signet Books # D2019: 1948

Binding: Mass Market Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 85hgo

Keywords: Signed