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The Misfits

The Misfits

The Misfits

by Arthur Miller

Publisher Secker & Warburg

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A story of four lost souls - the beautiful Roslyn who has never belonged to anyone or anthything, and three other misfits who roam the open land existing on the little money made from riding in rodeos - who meet in Reno to discover that freedom has its price, and the heart its rules. 

Many are the novels (often published years previously) which can be seen in the bookshops banded as "the novel of the film". The Misfits is also a novel of a film, but of a totally different kind. For Mr. Miller wrote it, in novel form, as a guide to the director and the artists in the making of a film already scheduled for production. It is thus the first in its genre, in the author's words "a cinema novel". 

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About the Author

Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller was born October 17, 1915 and was an American playwright, who combined social awareness with a searching concern for his characters’ inner lives. He is best known for Death of a Salesman.


Miller was shaped by the Great Depression, which brought financial ruin onto his father, a small manufacturer, and demonstrated to the young Miller the insecurity of modern existence.


His first public success was with Focus (1945), a novel about anti-Semitism. All My Sons (1947) was next, a drama about a manufacturer of faulty war materials. It won Miller a Tony Award, and it was his first major collaboration with the director Elia Kazan, who also won a Tony.


Miller’s next play, Death of a Salesman, became one of the most famous American plays of its period.

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  • Book Condition & Notes

    Good first edition, slight yellowing to the pages and dust jacket. In a good clipped dust jacket with minor bruising to spine. Some staining and small marks to the edges. This book is located in our Brighton shop and may take longer for delivery.

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