An edition of Death of a Salesman (1940)

Death of a Salesman

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An edition of Death of a Salesman (1940)

Death of a Salesman

Bigsby Introduction edition (29)
  • 4.04 ·
  • 57 Ratings
  • 440 Want to read
  • 20 Currently reading
  • 90 Have read

Willy Loman, the protagonist of Death of a Salesman, has spent his life following the American way, living out his belief in salesmanship as a way to reinvent himself. But somehow the riches and respect he covets have eluded him. At age sixty-three, he searches for the moment his life took a wrong turn, the moment of betrayal that undermined his relationship with his wife and destroyed his relationship with Biff, the son in whom he invested his faith.

Miller's masterpiece has steadily seen productions all ove rthe world since its 1949 debut. As the noted Miller scholar Christopher Bigsby states in his Introduction, "if Willy's is an American dream, it is also a dream shared by all those who are aware of the gap between what they might have been and waht they are."
(back cover)

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Publisher
Penguin Books
Language
English

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Death of a Salesman
1989, Heinemann Educational Books
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Death of a Salesman
1979, Penguin Books
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Edition Notes

US/CAN

Published in
New York, USA
Series
Penguin Classics
Copyright Date
1998

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
812/.52
Library of Congress
PS3525.I5156 D4 1998, PS3525.I5156D41998

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
xxvii, 112p.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL27899218M
Internet Archive
deathofsalesman00mill_0
ISBN 10
0141180978
ISBN 13
9780141180977
LCCN
97037223
OCLC/WorldCat
605898329, 970570186
Amazon ID (ASIN)
0141180978
Google
VGQw24fWvKAC
Goodreads
44778762

Work Description

The blood of Willy Lohman flows in all of us. The story of the salesman who wanted more for his sons than he knew how to get, who harmed them through his well-meaning dreams but atoned with his life, is at least in part the story of all of us. That is why it is one of the most overwhelming successes of the modern American theatre.
--back cover

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