Cover of: Death of a Salesman | Arthur Miller

About the Book

The Pulitzer Prize-winning tragedy of a salesman’s deferred American dream

Ever since it was first performed in 1949, Death of a Salesman has been recognized as a milestone of the American theater. In the person of Willy Loman, the aging, failing salesman who makes his living riding on a smile and a shoeshine, Arthur Miller redefined the tragic hero as a man whose dreams are at once insupportably vast and dangerously insubstantial. He has given us a figure whose name has become a symbol for a kind of majestic grandiosity—and a play that compresses epic extremes of humor and anguish, promise and loss, between the four walls of an American living room.

About the Edition

Ever since it was first performed in 1949, Death of a Salesman has been recognized as a milestone of the American theater. In the person of Willy Loman, the aging, failing salesman who makes his living riding on a smile and a shoeshine, Arthur Miller redefined the tragic hero as a man whose dreams are at once insupportably vast and dangerously insubstantial. He has given us a figure whose name has become a symbol for a kind of majestic grandiosity—and a play that compresses epic extremes of humor and anguish, promise and loss, between the four walls of an American living room.
(back cover)

First Sentence

A melody is heard, played upon a flute.

Edition Notes

Penguin Plays

Copyright Date
1949

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
812.5
Library of Congress
PS3525.I5156 D4 1949

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
144

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7355755M
Internet Archive
deathofsalesmanc1976mill
ISBN 10
0140481346
ISBN 13
9780140481341
LC Control Number
49008817
OCLC/WorldCat
1088074158
Amazon.com
0140481346
Library Thing
4865
Goodreads
84962
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