Death of a Salesman   -     By: Arthur Miller
Buy Item $10.99 Retail: $14.00 Save 22% ($3.01) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

Death of a Salesman

Penguin Classics / 1998 / Paperback

$10.99 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $14.00
|
Save 22% ($3.01)
Buy 48 or more for $10.44 each.
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW0978X

Product Description

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. Willy lives in a fragile world of elaborate excuses and daydreams, conflating past and present in a desperate attempt to make sense of himself and of a world that once promised so much.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Vendor: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1998
Dimensions: 8.12 X 5.12 (inches)
ISBN: 0141180978
ISBN-13: 9780141180977
UPC: 051488012009
Availability: In Stock

Related Products

  1. Plutarch: Rome in Crisis
    Plutarch: Rome in Crisis
    Plutarch
    Penguin Books / 2010 / Trade Paperback
    $10.29 Retail: $17.00 Save 39% ($6.71)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW449167
  2. The Portable Abraham Lincoln
    The Portable Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    Penguin Classics / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $7.99 Retail: $18.00 Save 56% ($10.01)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW105640
  3. War and Peace
    War and Peace
    Leo Tolstoy
    Penguin Books / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $16.20 Retail: $18.00 Save 10% ($1.80)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW447930
  4. The Penguin Book of Japanese Verse
    The Penguin Book of Japanese Verse
    Geoffrey Bownas, Anthony Thwaite
    Penguin Classics / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $15.30 Retail: $17.00 Save 10% ($1.70)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW190945

Publisher's Description

The Pulitzer Prize-winning tragedy of a salesman’s deferred American dream
 
Since it was first performed in 1949, Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about the tragic shortcomings of an American dreamer has been recognized as a milestone of the theater. 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 63, 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. Willy lives in a fragile world of elaborate excuses and daydreams, conflating past and present in a desperate attempt to make sense of himself and of a world that once promised so much. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by Christopher W. E. Bigsby.
 
 "By common consent, this is one of the finest dramas in the whole range of the American theater." —Brooks Atkinson, The New York Times

"So simple, central, and terrible that the run of playwrights would neither care nor dare to attempt it." —Time
 
For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Author Bio

Arthur Miller (1915–2005) was born in New York City and studied at the University of Michigan. His plays include All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View from the Bridge and A Memory of Two Mondays (1955), After the Fall (1963), Incident at Vichy (1964), The Price (1968), The Creation of the World and Other Business (1972) and The American Clock (1980). He also wrote two novels, Focus (1945), and The Misfits, which was filmed in 1960, and the text for In Russia (1969), Chinese Encounters (1979), and In the Country (1977), three books of photographs by his wife, Inge Morath. His later work included a memoir, Timebends (1987); the plays The Ride Down Mt. Morgan (1991), The Last Yankee (1993), Broken Glass (1994), and Mr. Peter's Connections (1999); Echoes Down the Corridor: Collected Essays, 1944–2000; and On Politics and the Art of Acting (2001). He twice won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and in 1949 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Miller was the recipient of the National Book Foundation’s 2001 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the Prince of Asturias Award for Letters in 2002, and the Jerusalem Prize in 2003.

Christopher Bigsby is a professor of American Studies at the University of East Anglia. He edited the Penguin Classics editions of Miller's The CrucibleDeath of a Salesman, and All My Sons.

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. The Story: Teen Edition: Read the Bible as one seamless story from beginning to end, Softcover
    The Story: Teen Edition: Read the Bible as one seamless story from beginning to end, Softcover
    Zondervan / 2011 / Trade Paperback
    $10.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 27% ($4.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 22 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW722809
    Video
  2. Saxon Math 3, Meeting Book
    Saxon Math 3, Meeting Book
    Saxon Publishing / 1994 / Trade Paperback
    $12.72 Retail: $15.90 Save 20% ($3.18)
    3 Stars Out Of 5 6 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW729242
    Video
  3. Straight-Edge Ruler with Books of the Bible
    Straight-Edge Ruler with Books of the Bible
    G.T. Luscombe Company Inc. / 2009 / Gift
    $0.59
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 607 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW105070
  4. Abraham Lincoln: Selected Speeches and Writings
    Abraham Lincoln: Selected Speeches and Writings
    Abraham Lincoln
    Library of America / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $10.99 Retail: $16.95 Save 35% ($5.96)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW530537

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search