The Homecoming by Harold PinterThe Homecoming by Harold Pinter

The Homecoming

byHarold Pinter

Paperback | April 1, 1989

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In an old and slightly seedy house in North London there lives a family of men: Max, the aging but still aggressive patriarch; his younger, ineffectual brother Sam; and two of Max's three sons, neither of whom is married -- Lenny, a small-time pimp, and Joey, who dreams of success as a boxer. Into this sinister abode comes the eldest son, Teddy, who, having spent the past six years teaching philosophy in America, is now bringinghis wife, Ruth, home to visit the family she has never met. As the play progresses, the younger brothers make increasingly outrageous passes at their sister-in-law until they are practically making love to her in front of her stunned but strangely aloof husband.
English playwright, poet, and political activist Harold Pinter was born on October 10, 1930, in London's East End. From childhood he was interested in literature and acting. He studied at both the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Central School of Speech and Drama. Pinter published his first poems in 1950. He worked as a bit-part...
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Title:The HomecomingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8.23 × 5.37 × 0.29 inPublished:April 1, 1989Publisher:Grove PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0802151051

ISBN - 13:9780802151056

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not my type of play This play was so strange in a not-so-fun way. I did not like any of the characters and the plot was so absurd and confusing.
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Have Not The Words I am a self-proclaimed theatre snob, but Pinter always gives me pause... And not just because of what feels like 700 pauses in the play... I did enjoy this play, but I would be lying if I said I fully understood it... Would not recommend for readers in my age group, mainly because not much happens and it is rather confusing.
Date published: 2017-11-21

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In an old and slightly seedy house in North London there lives a family of men: Max, the aging but still aggressive patriarch; his younger, ineffectual brother Sam; and two of Max's three sons, neither of whom is married-Lenny, a small-time pimp, and Joey, who dreams of success as a boxer. Into this sinister abode come the eldest son, Teddy, who, having spent the past six years teaching philosophy in America, is now bringing his wife, Ruth, home to visit the family she has never met.