By Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams's first novel
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone is classic Tennessee Williams. released in 1950, his first novel used to be acclaimed via Gore Vidal as "splendidly written, designated, brief, entire, and fine." it's the tale of a prosperous, fiftyish American widow lately a recognized degree good looks, yet now "drifting." the unconventional opens quickly after her husband's dying and her retirement from the theatre, as Mrs. Stone attempts to regulate to her aimless new existence in Rome. She is adjusting, too, to getting older. ("The wisdom that her attractiveness was once misplaced had stumble upon her lately and it was once nonetheless sometimes forgotten.") With poignant wit and his personal specific model of delight in, Williams charts her flow into an affair with a merciless younger gigolo: "As compelling, as attention-grabbing, and as technically skillful as his play" (Publishers Weekly).