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Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

The Homecoming

by Harold Pinter

The Homecoming is a two-act play written in 1964 by Nobel laureate Harold Pinter and it was first published in 1965.

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 96
  • Publication Date January 01, 1967
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-5105-6
  • Dimensions 5.38" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $16.00

About The Book

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. 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.

Awards

Winner of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Literature