The Rose Tattoo

The Rose Tattoo Camino Real ; Orpheus Descending - Penguin Classics

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In these three exotic, steamy dramas Tennessee Williams portrays loss, faded lives and passionate love affairs.

The Rose Tattoo is set in a bustling, Sicilian-American community, where newly widowed Serafina is paralysed by grief, until she has her romantic illusions about her dead husband shattered and rediscovers her true nature as a fiery prima donna, in a life-affirming celebration of love and sex. Tennessee Williams explores a new 'wild and unrestricted' theatrical form in the colourful tropical fantasy Camino Real, while Orpheus Descending, however, takes us into the dark territory of the Deep South: the corrupt hell of a small, brutal township, where a forbidden and tragic love affair sparks horrific violence.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141186504
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 812.54
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Sales rank: 35417
Number of pages: 346
Weight: 262g
Height: 197mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 21mm