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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher New Directions
Publication date October 25, 2013
Pages 148
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780811221450
ISBN-10 0811221458
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
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Summaries and Reviews
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Tennessee Williams's first novel

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone is vintage Tennessee Williams. Published in 1950, his first novel was acclaimed by Gore Vidal as "splendidly written, precise, short, complete, and fine." It is the story of a wealthy, fiftyish American widow recently a famous stage beauty, but now "drifting." The novel opens soon after her husband's death and her retirement from the theatre, as Mrs. Stone tries to adjust to her aimless new life in Rome. She is adjusting, too, to aging. ("The knowledge that her beauty was lost had come upon her recently and it was still occasionally forgotten.") With poignant wit and his own particular brand of relish, Williams charts her drift into an affair with a cruel young gigolo: "As compelling, as fascinating, and as technically skillful as his play" (Publishers Weekly).

Editions
Hardcover
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from Buccaneer Books (May 1, 1997); titled "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone"
9781568493602 | details & prices | List price $27.95
About: Reissued in the VINTAGE CLASSICS series, a novel which follows an American actress-turned-widow as she battles to keep the effects of old age at bay.
Large print edition from Isis Large Print Books (March 1, 1987); titled "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone"
9781850891390 | details & prices | List price $14.95
About: Inability to face middle age, the end of an acting career, and the death of her husband lead Karen Stone to seek escape from reality in Rome
Paperback
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The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from New Directions (October 25, 2013); titled "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone"
9780811221450 | details & prices | 148 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $15.95
About: Tennessee Williams's first novelThe Roman Spring of Mrs.
Reissue edition from New Directions (September 1, 1993); titled "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone"
9780811212496 | details & prices | 4.75 × 7.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $10.95
Reprint edition from Ballantine Books (November 1, 1985); titled "Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone"
9780345326904 | details & prices | List price $3.50
About: Inability to face middle age, the end of an acting career, and the death of her husband lead Karen Stone to seek escape from reality in Rome
Cassette/Spoken Word
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With Shirley Knight | from Dh Audio (November 1, 1986)
9780886461508 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $16.99
About: Reissued in the VINTAGE CLASSICS series, a novel which follows an American actress-turned-widow as she battles to keep the effects of old age at bay.

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