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This classic collection—the only one-volume selection of Arthur Miller's work available—presents a rich cross section of writing from one of our most influential and humane playwrights, containing in full his masterpieces The Crucible and Death of a Salesman. This essential collection also includes the complete texts of After the Fall, The American Clock, The Last Yankee, ...more
Paperback, Revised Edition, 575 pages
Published July 29th 2003 by Penguin Books (first published 1971)
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David
Nov 01, 2011 David rated it really liked it
I think Miller is much better when he is focusing on the shining moments that can be found in the lives of absolutely ordinary people than when he tries to take on things of more "import." Of the pieces I'd read before, I loved "Death of a Salesman" more than the first time and disliked "The Crucible" even more than the first time. Of the two plays I hadn't read, I got much more interested in "The Price" than "Incident at Vichy" (though I even liked that better than "The Crucible"). Miller can r ...more
John
Jul 29, 2013 John rated it really liked it
Includes "Death of a Salesman" and "The Crucible," as well as a smattering of lesser-known works. "Incident at Vichy" is a neat companion of sorts to Miller's teleplay "Playing for Time," and "The Price" is an absorbing study of self-deception and potential squandered. The remaining bits are less compelling than the four plays, but help to round out this concise portrait of Miller's work.
John
Sep 19, 2012 John rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Arthur Miller was a Michigan man, class of ’38, who gave us some powerful plays. I saw “Broken Glass” in NYC 1994, included in this collection. But, after plowing through “Death of a Salesman” and “The Crucible,” I think I’m done with heavy stuff like this for a while. Time for fishing or football or something.
Jason Murray
Nov 30, 2012 Jason Murray rated it it was amazing
I only read Death of a Salesman but I enjoyed it and it had that Catcher in the Rye feel.
Alison
Sep 01, 2012 Alison rated it did not like it
I just can't bring myself to be an Arthur Miller fan, I think that's all there is to it.
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May 03, 2011 DalalK. marked it as on-hold
Shelves: classics, plays, drama
The Crucible ***** Favourites
Death of a Salesman ****
The Last Yankee ****
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Good portable Miller Anthology.
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Arthur Asher Miller was an American playwright and essayist. He was a prominent figure in American literature and cinema for over 61 years, writing a wide variety of plays, including celebrated plays such as The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, All My Sons, and Death of a Salesman, which are still studied and performed worldwide. Miller was often in the public eye, most famously for refusing to g ...more
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