Arthur Miller Books In Order

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Focus (1945)

Plays In Publication Order

  1. An Enemy of the People (1882)
  2. The Man Who Had All the Luck (1940)
  3. All My Sons (1947)
  4. Death of a Salesman (1949)
  5. The Crucible (1953)
  6. A View from the Bridge (1955)
  7. A Memory of Two Mondays (1955)
  8. The Misfits (1961)
  9. After the Fall (1964)
  10. Incident at Vichy (1964)
  11. The Price (1968)
  12. The Archbishop’s Ceiling (1977)
  13. Playing for Time (1981)
  14. The American Clock (1981)
  15. Some Kind of Love Story (1983)
  16. The Ride Down Mt. Morgan (1991)
  17. Broken Glass (1994)
  18. The Last Yankee (1994)
  19. Mr Peter’s Connections (1998)
  20. Elegy For a Lady. (1998)
  21. Resurrection Blues (2006)
  22. Everybody Wins (2007)

Collections In Publication Order

  1. I Don’t Need You Any More (1951)
  2. The Collected Plays of Arthur Miller (1957)
  3. Homely Girl, A Life: And Other Stories (1992)
  4. Presence (2004)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. In Russia (1969)
  2. In the Country (1977)
  3. The Theater Essays Of Arthur Miller (1978)
  4. Chinese Encounters (1979)
  5. Salesman in Beijing (1984)
  6. Timebends (1987)
  7. Conversations with Arthur Miller (1987)
  8. Echoes Down the Corridor (2001)
  9. On Politics and the Art of Acting (2001)
  10. Collected Essays (2016)
  11. Little Bastards of Yorkville (2017)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. West Point: Two Centuries of Honor and Tradition (2002)

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Arthur Miller Books Overview

Focus

Written in 1945, Focus was Arthur Miller’s first novel and one of the first books to directly confront American anti Semitism. It remains as chilling and incisive today as it was at the time of its controversial debut. As World War II draws to a close, anti Semitism is alive and well in Brooklyn, New York. Here, Newman, an American of English descent, floats through a world of multiethnic neighborhoods indifferent to the racism around him. That is, until he begins wearing glasses that render him ‘Jewish’ in the eyes of others, making him the target of anti Semitic persecution. As he and his wife find friendship and support from a Jewish immigrant, Newman slowly begins to understand the racial hatreds that surround him. ‘A strong, sincere book bursting with indignation.’ The New York Times Book Review

An Enemy of the People

Purchase one of 1st World Library’s Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www. 1stWorldLibrary. ORG DR. STOCKMANN’S sitting room. It is evening. The room is plainly but neatly appointed and furnished. In the right hand wall are two doors; the farther leads out to the hall, the nearer to the doctor’s study. In the left hand wall, opposite the door leading to the hall, is a door leading to the other rooms occupied by the family. In the middle of the same wall stands the stove, and, further forward, a couch with a looking glass hanging over it and an oval table in front of it. On the table, a lighted lamp, with a lampshade. At the back of the room, an open door leads to the dining room. BILLING is seen sitting at the dining table, on which a lamp is burning. He has a napkin tucked under his chin, and MRS. STOCKMANN is standing by the table handing him a large plate full of roast beef. The other places at the table are empty, and the table somewhat in disorder, evidently a meal having recently been finished.

The Man Who Had All the Luck

It took more than fifty years for The Man Who Had All the Luck to be appreciated for what it truly is: the first stirrings of a genius that would go on to blossom in such masterpieces as Death of a Salesman and The Crucible. Infused with the moral malaise of the Depression era, the drama centers on David Beeves, a man whose every obstacle to personal and professional success seems to crumble before him. But his good fortune merely serves to reveal the tragedies of those around him in greater relief, offering evidence of a capricious god or, worse, a godless, arbitrary universe. David’s journey toward fulfillment becomes a nightmare of existential doubts, a desperate grasp for reason in a cosmos seemingly devoid of any, and a struggle that will take him to the brink of madness.

All My Sons

Starring: Julie Harris, James Farentino, and Arye Gross 109 Minutes on 2 CDs World War II is over and a family, mourning a son missing in action, plants a memorial tree and tries to go on with their lives. A storm blows down the tree and a devastating family secret is uprooted, setting the characters on a terrifying journey towards truth. A classic American drama. L.A. Theatre Works, founded in 1974, produces the world’s finest audio theatre. Our catalogue features the largest collection of classic and contemporary plays, recorded in state of the art sound quality, starring today’s most popular and acclaimed actors. Your selection is packed in durable vinyl cases with colorful, attractive covers. These handsome editions are perfect for personal collections, schools and libraries. Our catalogue features many award winning plays, musicals, docudramas and novels that let your imagination soar!

Death of a Salesman

This title contains in depth critical discussions of Arthur Miller’s great drama. When it premiered, ‘Death of a Salesman‘ received immediate critical praise and popular attention. Miller set out to change the face of American Drama and succeeded. The play won the Pulitzer Prize, the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, the Donaldson Award, and Tony Awards for best play, best direction, best scene design, and best supporting actor. To this day, it remains one of the most read and most performed plays in the world, and no survey course on American Drama would be complete without it. Edited by distinguished scholar and one time President of the American Theatre and Drama Society, Brenda Murphy, this volume brings together some of the best essays written on Miller’s most accomplished play. The essays contained within present a variety of critical viewpoints and an array of critical approaches. Close readings include Jon Dietrick’s consideration of the play in the context of literary naturalism and monetary theory and Terry W. Thompson’s analysis of Willy’s comparison of Biff to Hercules. Chester E. Eisinger looks at the differences between dream and reality while also considering the competing dreams of the Loman family and Fred Ribkoff addresses the dynamics of shame, guilt, empathy, and the search for identity in the play. In the volume’s two concluding essays, Matthew C. Roudane provides a broad based reading of ‘Salesman’ while Christopher Bigsby considers the play in the context of American Culture. Each essay is 5,000 words in length, and all essays conclude with a list of ‘Works Cited,’ along with endnotes.

The Crucible

A classic of the American Theatre Arthur Miller’s tense, ingeniously multi layered drama of principle and paranoia.

The place is Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, an enclave of rigid piety huddled on the edge of a wilderness. Its inhabitants believe unquestioningly in their own sanctity. But in Arthur Miller’s edgy masterpiece, that very belief will have poisonous consequences when a vengeful teenager accuses a rival of witchcraft and then when those accusations multiply to consume the entire village.

First produced in 1953, at a time when America was convulsed by a new epidemic of witch hunting, The Crucible brilliantly explores the threshold between individual guilt and mass hysteria, personal spite and collective evil. It is a play that is not only relentlessly suspenseful and vastly moving, but that compels listeners to gather their hearts and consciences in ways that only the greatest theater ever can.

A full cast performance by The Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center featuring Robert Foxworth, Pamela Payton Wright, Stuart Pankin, and Jerome Dempsey and cast.

Arthur Miller was born in New York City in 1915. His first theatrical success occurred in 1947 with All My Sons, which earned him the Drama Critic’s Circle Award. In 1949, Death of a Salesman was given the Pulitzer Prize and the Drama Critic’s Circle Award. The Crucible won a Tony Award four years later. His other plays included A View from the Bridge, The Price, After the Fall, Incident at Vichy, The American Clock, Danger Memory, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, and Broken Glass.

A View from the Bridge

This series of plays for the 11 16 age range offers contemporary drama and new editions of classic plays. The series has been developed to support classroom teaching and to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum Key Stages 3 and 4. The plays are ideal for classroom reading and performance; many have large casts and an equal mix of parts for boys and girls. Each play includes strategies and activities to introduce and use the plays in the classroom. ‘A View from the Bridge‘ tells the story of Eddie Carbone, who agrees to shelter his wife’s cousins who are seeking refuge in New York as illegal immigrants. Trouble begins when his wife’s niece is attracted to Eddie’s younger brother. There are 13 parts, ten of which are male and three female.

A Memory of Two Mondays

This Student Edition of A Memory of Two Mondays is perfect for students of literature and drama and offers an unrivalled and comprehensive guide to Miller’s play. It features an extensive introduction by Joshua Polster which includes a chronology of Miller’s life and times, a summary of the plot and commentary on the characters, themes, language, context and production history of the play. Together with over twenty questions for further study and detailed notes on words and phrases from the text, this is the definitive edition of the play. The one act play A Memory of Two Mondays 1955 is one of Miller’s most overtly autobiographical works. It chronicles the playwright at the age of eighteen during the early 1930s when he briefly worked at an auto parts warehouse in New York to save enough money to attend college. More than just autobiographical, the play captures the sociopolitical climate of the Great Depression. It deeply resonates and brings to the surface the cultural concerns and anxieties of the period. The setting, characters, theme, style, structure and language all exemplify the social and economic tensions of the country when it was at its lowest point in the Depression, and when the country, as Miller saw it, needed a sense of hope, endurance, and solidarity. At the same time, the play speaks to the 1950s, when the country was being torn apart by McCarthyism. A Memory of Two Mondays responded to a culture caught in the grip of a Communist hysteria that turned people against each other.

The Misfits

Tells the story of the making of the legendary film ‘The Misfits‘ 1961, directed by John Huston and starring Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable and Montgomery Clift. As part of the promotional strategy for the film, The Magnum photographic agency was given the exclusive right to take photographs during the shooting. Eight of its most famous photographers covered the production, both on and off the set. Two hundred of their pictures are reproduced here in rich duotone, providing both a documentary of the making of a film and an intimate portrait of three of the most famous film stars of all time. The photographs are accompanied by an essay recounting the tragic and triumphant story of the film and an interview with Arthur Miller, husband of Marilyn Monroe and writer of the movie.

After the Fall

After the Fall‘ presents the riveting struggle of a man attempting to make peace with history – his own and the world’s – in order to go forward with his life. Haunted by this relationship with a needy sex symbol, Quentin’s remarks to an unseen listener spark a relentless exploration of the past motives and compromises that still shape his present. Directed by Richard Masur.

Starring: Amy Brenneman, Amy Aquino, Gregory Itzin, Anthony LaPaglia, Claudette Nevins, Natalija Nogulich, Amy Pietz, Al Ruscio, Raphael Sbarge, and Kenny Williams

Incident at Vichy

In Vichy France in 1942, eight men and a boy are seized by the collaborationist authorities and made to wait in a building that may be a police station. Some of them are Jews. All of them have something to hide if not from the Nazis, then from their fellow detainees and, inevitably, from themselves. For in this claustrophobic antechamber to the death camps, everyone is guilty. And perhaps none more so than those who can walk away alive. In Incident at Vichy, Arthur Miller re creates Dante’s hell inside the gaping pit that is our history and populates it with sinners whose crimes are all the more fearful because they are so recognizable. ‘One of the most important plays of our time…
Incident at Vichy returns the theater to greatness.’ The New York Times

The Price

Full cast recording of a theatrical play read by Richard Dreyfuss, Amy Irving, and Harris Yulin. Arthur Miller’s deeply moving drama reunites two long estranged middle aged brothers. Nostalgia and recrimination erupt as they sell off an attic full of furniture, their last link to a family and a world that no longer exist. This 1968 classic is a wrenching saga of plaintive gestures and missed opportunities. A BBC Co production.

The Ride Down Mt. Morgan

A car wreck on the slopes of Mt. Morgan puts poet and insurance tycoon Lyman Felt in the hospital. While Lyman recovers, two women meet in the hospital to discover that they are both married to him. With his secrets exposed, Lyman tries to justify himself to the two women the prim, cultured Theo and the restless, ambitious Leah at the same time hoping to convince himself that he is blameless. Moving between broad farce and delicate tragedy, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan reveals the struggle between honesty with others and honesty with oneself. This new edition incorporates the revisions Miller wrote for the acclaimed 1998 Public Theatre production starring Patrick Stewart.

Broken Glass

This Student Edition of Broken Glass is perfect for students of literature and drama and offers an unrivalled and comprehensive guide to Miller’s play. It features an extensive introduction by Alan Ackerman which includes a chronology of Miller’s life and times, a summary of the plot and commentary on the characters, themes, language, context and production history of the play. Together with over twenty questions for further study and detailed notes on words and phrases from the text, this is the definitive edition of the play. Set in Brooklyn in 1938, Broken Glass is Miller’s moving study of marital relations, Jewish identity and anti Semitism that won the Olivier Award for Best New Play in 1994. Sylvia Gellburg is stricken by a mysterious paralysis in her legs for which the doctor can find no cause. He soon realises that she is obsessed by the devastating news from Germany, where government thugs have begun smashing Jewish stores. But through a series of meetings with her husband Phillip he learns that this experience is intermeshed with their strange relationship and the deceptions and hostilities that lie at the heart of their marriage. Professor Alan Acklerman’s expertly edited edition of the play provides a wide ranging study of Kristallnacht, and of American and European responses to the Holocaust, the situation of Jews in America from the 1930s to the 1990s, the Great Depression and other Holocaust and Jewish drama.

Mr Peter’s Connections

Produced in May 1998 in New York and starring Peter Falk, Mr. Peters’ Connections takes place, in Miller’s own words, in ‘that suspended state of consciousness when the mind is freed to roam from real memories to conjectures, from trivialities to tragic insights, from terror of death to glorying in one’s being alive.’ Within the confines of his mind, Mr. Peters interacts with the living members of his family and his long deceased brother and lover, as well as the imaginary Adele, a black bag lady, who is a figment of Peters’ imagination and one of Miller’s most original characters. ‘A work of rare honesty and dignity’ Fintan O’Toole, New York Daily News, Mr. Peters’ Connections uncoils with ferocious, life affirming intensity.

Resurrection Blues

Arthur Miller’s penultimate play, Resurrection Blues, is a darkly comic satirical allegory that poses the question: What would happen if Christ were to appear in the world today? In an unidentified Latin American country, General Felix Barriaux has captured an elusive revolutionary leader. The rebel, known by various names, is rumored to have performed miracles throughout the countryside. The General plans to crucify the mysterious man, and the exclusive television rights to the twenty four hour reality TV event have been sold to an American network for $25 million. An allegory that asserts the interconnectedness of our actions and each person s culpability in world events, Resurrection Blues is a comedic and tragic satire of precarious morals in our media saturated age.

Everybody Wins

Everybody Wins,’ with a provocative preface on the role of language in screenwriting is a richly atmospheric, masterfully plotted suspense story, but of course, in the hands of Arthur Miller, it is much more.

I Don’t Need You Any More

A collection of nine stories covering a wide range of themes and styles. They include ‘The Misfits’, which was made into a film starring Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable.

Homely Girl, A Life: And Other Stories

In his long career, Arthur Miller has charted some of the most hidden aspects of the American character, and made us recognize ourselves. With Homely Girl, A Life, he turns his attention to a smaller, more intimate, canvas, but one that in its deceptive delicacy still encompasses a vast range of human fears, ambitions, and desires. Janice the eponymous homely girl has hated her face ever since she was a child and her mother held up Ivory Snow advertisements to her, saying, ‘Now that is beauty.’ Homely she is, but also fiercely herself. Still,it is not until she falls in love with a blind musician that she feels her full nature unfold in this exquisite portrait of a woman finding a language to describe herself. Flanked by two stories also set in Manhattan, ‘Fame’ and ‘Fitter’s Night,’ Homely Girl, A Life pays homage to a city constantly reinventing itself and to the classic Miller themes of work, honor, and identity. ‘Chekhovian…
deserves praising to the top of the highest skyscraper for its humanity, wit, depth’ A.N. Wilson

Presence

A moving, final collection of stories by Arthur Miller Throughout his career as one of the foremost playwrights of the twentieth century, Arthur Miller wrote a remarkable series of highly regarded short stories, pieces that reveal the same profound insight, humanism, and empathy that are the hallmarks of his great dramatic works. Presence is a posthumous gathering of Miller’s last published fiction, a group of stories that appeared in The New Yorker, Harper s, Esquire, and elsewhere. ‘Bulldog’ describes a young teenager s surprising first sexual experience while ‘Presence‘ relates a man s encounter with a woman he has just seen making love on a beach. ‘Beavers’ tells a haunting tale of nature, creation, and destruction. In ‘The Performance,’ a Jewish tap dancer enthralls Hitler. ‘The Bare Manuscript’ reveals a writer s unusual methods to revive his muse, and, finally, ‘The Turpentine Still’ presents a portrait of a man examining his legacy. Displaying the sureness of an artist in his autumnal prime, Presence is a gift that all fans of Miller s work, as well as readers of contemporary fiction, will welcome.

The Theater Essays Of Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller is one of the most important and enduring playwrights of the last fifty years. This new edition of The Theater Essays has been expanded by nearly fifty percent to include his most significant articles and interviews since the book’s initial publication in 1978. Within these pages Miller discusses the roots of modern drama, the nature of tragedy, and the state of contemporary theater; offers illuminating observations on Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, O’Neill, and Williams; probes the different approaches and attitudes toward theater in Russia, China, and at home; and, of course, provides valuable insights into his own vast dramatic corpus. For this edition the literary chronology and cast and production information have been updated, and an extensive new bibliography has been added. The Theater Essays confirms Arthur Miller’s standing as a brilliant, eloquent commentator on drama and culture. No one interested in theater should be without this definitive collection.

Chinese Encounters

250 pages of pictures and narrative

Timebends

Telling his life story with humor and passion displaying throughout the largeness of spirit that has made him one of the most admired writers this country has ever produced Miller recalls his boyhood, his education, the formation of his political outlook, his career successes and failures, and the remarkable variety of people, both obscure and famous, in his life.

Conversations with Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller clearly enjoys militantly civil conversation. Perhaps the most remarkable feature of Miller in interview is his willingness to answer question after question with grace and substance, with a sense of social commitment and metaphysical curiosity. These interviews complement the plays and his more formal and well known theater essays, revealing his dramatic and aesthetic theories, his concern with language and structure, his awareness of the inner reality of his characters and how these concerns broaden to highlight universal social and metaphysical issues. Miller in conversation provides a unique insight into both the dramatic works and the man behind those works. Through forty years of the best of Miller interviews, similar concerns surface, but with one crucial difference: the actor/audience barrier is minimized, and the listener is left with the delightful prospect of engaging Miller, not through Willy Loman or Kate Keller, or through critics ‘interpreting’ the plays, but through the very person who reinvented so much of contemporary drama.

Echoes Down the Corridor

For some fifty years now, Arthur Miller has been not only America’s premier playwright, but also one of our foremost public intellectuals and cultural critics. Echoes Down the Corridor gathers together a dazzling array of more than forty previously uncollected essays and works of reportage. Here is Arthur Miller, the brilliant social and political commentator but here, too, Miller the private man behind the internationally renowned public figure. Witty and wise, rich in artistry and insight, Echoes Down the Corridor reaffirms Arthur Miller’s standing as one of the greatest writers of our time.

Edited by Steven R. Centola.

On Politics and the Art of Acting

Ronald Reagan might have been the first professional actor elected president, but as Arthur Miller reminds us in his delightfully acerbic, On Politics and the Art of Acting, Reagan was by no means the only actor to occupy the White House in modern times. Beginning with our latest farcical election, Miller considers the twin arts of acting and politics in our brave new Age of Entertainment and contrasts the relatively poor thespian skills of presidential candidates Bush and Gore with the consummate art practiced by some of the great masters of the modern American political stage: Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. At once witty, wise, and deeply provocative, On Politics and the Art of Acting is essential reading for Arthur Miller’s fans and anyone seriously interested in the American political scene.

West Point: Two Centuries of Honor and Tradition

With contributions from Stephen Ambrose William F. Buckley, Jr. David Halberstam Arthur Miller George Plimpton Tom Wicker and other historians and writers Introduction by General H. Norman Schwarzkopf The year 2002 marks the bicentennial of the United States Military Academy at West Point. More than any other institution’s, the history of West Point is the story of America. Now commemorating this historic milestone is this authoritative publication of the Academy’s Association of Graduates. Featured here is one of the greatest collections ever of essays by world renowned historians and writers, plus 400 illustrations, nearly half in full color including famous and rarely seen paintings historic letters from cadets, treasured athletic memorabilia, and other artifacts. WEST POINT On the Fourth of July in the year 1802, a handful of cadets gathered on the tall banks of the Hudson River to celebrate the formal opening of the United States Military Academy at West Point. At the time, two instructors with few books taught the rudiments of military engineering in a building no larger than a country schoolhouse. From these inauspicious beginnings rose a national citadel that has produced America’s greatest military leaders and two presidents three, if you count the Confederacy’s Jefferson Davis. This is the story of ‘The Point,’ in the throes of war and the lull of peace, in its glory days and years of challenge. Inside WEST POINT you’ll relive: The growth years under Superintendent Sylvanus Thayer, who after taking office in 1817 rescued West Point from the brink of mutiny and rebuilt it into a model for military academies everywhere The Golden Age in the years before the Civil War, when the Academy educated a remarkable group of leaders that included Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, James Longstreet, George McClellan, George Pickett, and William T. Sherman The Great War and after, when Superintendent Douglas MacArthur launched a short lived effort to reform the Academy, pleading ‘How long are we going on preparing for the War of 1812?’ World War II, when training on horseback finally gave way to drills on motorized vehicles, and the teaching of practical tactics finally replaced theory The Korea and Vietnam eras, when costly conflicts forced the institution through painful but necessary transitions The playing field as battlefield, when from 1944 to 1946 Red Blaik coached Army to three consecutive football championships, ably assisted by ‘Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside,’ Doc Blanchard and Glen Davis. You’ll read prize winning authors like Arthur Miller on his controversy filled appearance at Vietnam era West Point; George Plimpton on the boyhood memories of his great grandfather, General Adelbert Ames, a man who received the Congressional Medal of Honor after First Bull Run; Stephen E. Ambrose on Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Class of 1915, which produced 60 WW II generals; David Halberstam on the unique hunger that drives West Point students; and William F. Buckley, Jr., on the question that hovers over everything the Academy stands for: ‘Is America worth it?’ WEST POINT is the ultimate salute to an institution that represents both America’s belief in itself and its willingness to fight to defend that belief.

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