A View from the Bridge [NOOK Book]

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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, 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. This edition includes a ...
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A View from the Bridge

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Overview

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, 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. This edition includes a forward by Philip Seymour Hoffman and an introduction by Arthur Miller.





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"[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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101042540
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 7/28/1977
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 245,232
  • File size: 173 KB

Meet 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.
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Table of Contents

Plot synopsis
characters and themes
who's who in "A View from the Bridge"
themes and techniques in "A View from the Bridge"
text commentary
self-test questions
self-test answers
about Arthur Miller
writing an examination essay.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2001

    Excellent read

    This play is a perfect example of what a playwright should strive for. Miller illustrates everyting in such a way that makes you not want to stop reading until you're done. Clearly structured and has an unbelievable climax. I'd call it an extremely sophisticated soap opera.

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  • Posted March 24, 2013

    Absolutely Wonderful

    A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller, is the story of Eddie Carbone, a seemingly normal Brooklyn man, who works unloading ships, and lives with his wife, Beatrice, and his orphaned niece, Catherine. It is obvious from the start of this play that Eddie and Catherine have a very strong relationship, as though she was really his daughter. Or so it seems... When Beatrice's cousins from Italy illegally immigrate to America, they stay with Eddie and his family. Their names are Marco and Rodolpho. Marco is happily married with three children, and sends all of the money he makes to his children and wife in Italy. Rodolpho is unmarried and soon falls in love with Catherine, as she falls in love with him. Eddie soon becomes more and more jealous of Rodolpho, because his love for Catherine is more than just a father/daughter love, it is a sexual kind of love. Eddie eve tries to convince himself that Rodolpho is gay because he can cook, sew, and sing. With a climax beyond belief, and an ending that will leave you shocked, and both glad and sad, Arthur Miller wrote an absolutely wonderful play.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2006

    A Great Disappointment

    I had high hopes for this play. When I read the description of it, it sounded like something I would really enjoy. But when I was finished reading it, I didn't feel the same emotional satisfaction I experienced after reading All My Sons. This was definately not his best, or even close to it. Right now I'm reading Death of a Salesman in school, and in the few short pages that I have read, it was 10 times better than A View From The Bridge.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2002

    A good read!

    It's well-written and keeps you reading. I'm not a big play reader but this one was worht it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2002

    one of his not bad work

    it is ok because it only proove Arthur just wanted to write by that time and did not know what to write.

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