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    DescriptionThe Penguin Classics debut that inspired a classic film and a current Broadway revival Reginald Roseas 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 storyas 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.

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    Twelve Angry Men
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Reginald Rose, Introduction by Professor David Mamet
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 73
    Width: 122 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 68 g
    ISBN 13: 9780143104407
    ISBN 10: 0143104403

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    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DD
    DC21: 812.54
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    B&T General Subject: 630
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 89
    DC22: 812.54
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    B&T Approval Code: A26355000
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    LC classification: PS3535.O666 T9 2006
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    BISAC V2.8: DRA001000
    Thema V1.0: DD
    Penguin Books
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books
    Publication date
    01 September 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Reginald Rose (1920-2002) won three Emmy awards for television writing as well as an Oscar for the feature-length adaptation of "Twelve Angry Men." David Mamet 's "Glengarry Glen Ross" won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1984. He is also the author of "Writing in Restaurants" and "On Directing Film," both available from Penguin.