A View From The Bridge/All My Sons
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A View From The Bridge/All My Sons

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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 embark...more
Paperback, 171 pages
Published 2000 by Penguin Classics (first published November 1955)
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Jul 17, 2013 Leah rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those willing to see the plays also
Recommended to Leah by: My Teacher - Mrs Roberts
As a class, we had to read 'A View From A Bridge' together, but when given the text, I decided to read the 'All my Sons' play too. I have been lucky enough to see both plays on the stage, but as usual with plays, I preferred watching it to reading it.

A view from the bridge was amazing, I loved the story-line and found the setting of illegal immigrants an exciting concept. I was interested in witnessing Eddie's growing affections for Catherine, even though she is his neice, and the scene with Mar...more
The book called A View From the Bridge do not shows any interesting thoughts by the appearance of the book. It is a really thin "play" which includes numerous family relation conflicts. It is cover by a plain green page with only black letters. When I started to read this play, it interested me by it's introduction which a third-person narrator tells whole story from his point-of-view. This "play" is about two illigal immigrations stow away into the United States from south part of Italy and hid...more
Joe Strawson
Two very simple, yet dramatic plays. I thought the second was better than the first - clever little twist. I suppose their themes aren't dissimilar. My knowledge of plays, however, is fairly limited and I'm struggling to remember the finer details.
Miller delivers a spectacular glimpse of love, grace, and human depravity. A View from the Bridge explores the infrastructure of family and the strains of loyalty when Eddie and his family introduce into their home illegal immigrants that potentially threaten everything Eddie has carved out for his niece-turned-adopted daughter. All My Sons attacks the culpability of war profiteering and betrayal, the dynamics loss and renewal, as the sole surviving Keller son falls for his dead brother's fiance...more
Although not my cup of tea, the morals behind it are clear and it is definitely an interesting read.
Interesting book but slightly disturbing.
Wael Mahmoud
A View from the Bridge's review:
A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller
All My Sons' review:
All My Sons by Arthur Miller
Catherine: you suck.
Beatrice: I'm so sorry.
Eddie: va te faire foutre, you perv.
Alfieri: thank you for being the only sensible chatacter in this play.
Rodolpho: are you gay or are you not? In any case, you suck. Asshole.

Read November 27th 2011, among many other dates.
Drew Pyke
For a play this did really well in conveying the jealousy and anger Eddie had towards his daughter-like niece when she falls for Rodolfo. Despite being so irrational in the lengths he went to try and break them up, I still ended up feeling that he was still a victim.
I saw these plays about twenty years apart. The first All My Sons in 1981 and the second A View from the Bridge in 2001. THese are both powerful plays and the scripts reflect this.
Both plays are poignant to the end. Miller has a knack for putting his characters between a rock and a hard place, drama ensues. Believable characters, tricky situations ...
May 19, 2007 Jacky rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: drama
Had to study it for English GCSE - enjoyed it thoroughly, and my Boarding House performed "A View from the Bridge" very compellingly. :) Highly recommend for Arthur Miller fans
i love reading his dialogue. i should read his memoirs, as hilton als (new yorker) feels that his memoir writing was better than his plays.
I had to read this book in class and usually that would mean I automatically hated it but I really liked this short little play :)
Emma Radford
Really enjoyed reading this play; certainly makes you think about honour/pride/relationships. :)
5/5 for All my Sons. Going to read more Miller from now on.
still puzzling on what to rate this book
Contains also All my sons.
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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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