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A View from the Bridge - (Penguin Classics) by Arthur Miller (Paperback)

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  • Winner of the 2016 Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Play and Best Direction of a Play: Ivo van Hove Set in the 1950s 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 orphan niece, Catherine.
  • About the Author: Arthur Miller (1915-2005) was born in New York City and studied at the University of Michigan.
  • 96 Pages
  • Drama, American
  • Series Name: Penguin Classics

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About the Book



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 orphan niece, Catherine. But the routine of his life is interrupted when Beatrice's cousins, illegal immigrants from Italy, arrive in New York of them embarks on a romance with Catherine, Eddie's envy and delusion plays out with devastating consequences.



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Winner of the 2016 Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Play and Best Direction of a Play: Ivo van Hove

Set in the 1950s 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 orphan niece, Catherine. But the routine of his life is interrupted when Beatrice's cousins, undocumented 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. This edition includes a foreword by Philip Seymour Hoffman and an introduction by Arthur Miller.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.



Review Quotes




Winner of the National Book Award Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters

"[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."
-Philip Seymour Hoffman, from the Foreword



About the Author



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.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.78 Inches (H) x 5.04 Inches (W) x .26 Inches (D)
Weight: .18 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 96
Series Title: Penguin Classics
Genre: Drama
Sub-Genre: American
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Theme: General
Format: Paperback
Author: Arthur Miller
Language: English
Street Date: December 16, 2009
TCIN: 77252783
UPC: 9780143105572
Item Number (DPCI): 247-52-1400
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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