Twelve Angry Men (Penguin Classics)

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  • Penguin Classics
  • ASIN: 0143104403
Author: Reginald Rose
Binding: Paperback
Brand: Penguin Classics
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  • Creator: David Mamet
    EAN: 9780143104407
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  • Edition: 1
    Feature: Penguin Classics
    IsAdultProduct: 0
    ISBN: 0143104403
  • Height= 767
  • Length= 508
  • Weight= 18
  • Width= 27
  • Label: Penguin Classics
    Manufacturer: Penguin Classics
    MPN: 3643063
    NumberOfItems: 1
    NumberOfPages: 96
  • Height= 50
  • Length= 780
  • Weight= 2
  • Width= 520
  • PackageQuantity: 1
    PartNumber: 3643063
    ProductGroup: Book
    ProductTypeName: ABIS_BOOK
    PublicationDate: 2006-08-29
    Publisher: Penguin Classics
    ReleaseDate: 2006-08-29
    Studio: Penguin Classics
    Title: Twelve Angry Men (Penguin Classics)

    Product Description

    The Penguin Classics debut that inspired a classic film and a current Broadway revival

    Reginald Rose's landmark American drama was a critically acclaimed teleplay, and went on to become a cinematic masterpiece in 1957 starring Henry Fonda, for which Rose wrote the adaptation. A blistering character study and an examination of the American melting pot and the judicial system that keeps it in check, Twelve Angry Men holds at its core a deeply patriotic belief in the U.S. legal system. The story's focal point, known only as Juror Eight, is at first the sole holdout in an 11-1 guilty vote. Eight sets his sights not on proving the other jurors wrong but rather on getting them to look at the situation in a clear-eyed way not affected by their personal biases. Rose deliberately and carefully peels away the layers of artifice from the men and allows a fuller picture of America, at its best and worst, to form.