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A View from the Bridge

A View from the Bridge
 

Set on the gritty Brooklyn waterfront, A View from the Bridge follows the cataclysmic downfall of Eddie Carbone, who spends his days as a hardworking longshoreman and his nights at home with his wife, Beatrice, and niece, Catherine. But the routine of his life is interrupted when... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780143105572
Barcode 9780143105572
Published 16 December 2009 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Miller, Arthur
Foreword by Hoffman, Philip Seymour
Series Penguin Classics
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ISBN-13 9780143105572
ISBN-10 0143105574
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books
Publication Date 16 December 2009
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Miller, Arthur
Foreword by Hoffman, Philip Seymour
Series Penguin Classics
Category Drama Texts, Plays
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 7mm
Weight 82g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress Marital conflict, Married people - United States
NBS Text Drama Texts, Plays & Screenplays
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 812.52
Catalogue Code 962495

Description of this Book

Set on the gritty Brooklyn waterfront, A View from the Bridge follows the cataclysmic downfall of Eddie Carbone, who spends his days as a hardworking longshoreman and his nights at home with his wife, Beatrice, and niece, Catherine. But the routine of his life is interrupted when Beatrice's cousins, illegal immigrants from Italy, arrive in New York. As one of them embarks on a romance with Catherine, Eddie's envy and delusion plays out with devastating consequences.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review [In Arthur Miller's plays] we find the true compassion and catharsis that are as essential to our society as water and fire and babies and air. . . . Miller awakened in me the taste for all that must be-the empathy and love for the least of us, out of which bursts a gratitude for the poetry of his characters and the greatness of their creator. <br> -Philip Seymour Hoffman, from the Foreword

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Author's Bio

Arthur Miller (1915-2005) was born in New York City and studied at the University of Michigan. His plays include All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View from the Bridge and A Memory of Two Mondays (1955), After the Fall (1963), Incident at Vichy (1964), The Price (1968), The Creation of the World and Other Business (1972) and The American Clock (1980). He also wrote two novels, Focus (1945), and The Misfits, which was filmed in 1960, and the text for In Russia (1969), Chinese Encounters (1979), and In the Country (1977), three books of photographs by his wife, Inge Morath. His later work included a memoir, Timebends (1987); the plays The Ride Down Mt. Morgan (1991), The Last Yankee (1993), Broken Glass (1994), and Mr. Peter's Connections (1999); Echoes Down the Corridor: Collected Essays, 1944-2000; and On Politics and the Art of Acting (2001). He twice won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and in 1949 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Miller was the recipient of the National Book Foundation's 2001 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the Prince of Asturias Award for Letters in 2002, and the Jerusalem Prize in 2003.

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