Set among Italian-Americans on the Brooklyn waterfront, A View from the Bridge is the story of long shoreman Eddie Carbone. When his wife's cousins arrive as illegal immigrants aboard a boat from Italy, he is honoured to take them into his house and determined to safeguard them from possible informants. But when his niece begins to fall in love with one of them Eddie grows increasingly suspicious, eventually precipitating his violation of the moral and cultural codes of his community and leading to the play's tragic finale.
With its examination of the themes of sexuality, responsibility, betrayal and vengeance, the play is vintage Miller and a modern classic. This Student Edition features an extensive introduction by Professor Steve Marino which includes: a chronology of Miller's life and times; a summary of the plot, commentary on the characters, themes, language and context, and a production history of the play. Together with questions for further study and notes on words and phrases from the text, this expertly edited edition is the essential text of the play for students of literature and drama.