Death of a Salesman



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Death of a Salesman
Arthur Miller

A modern tragedy negotiating reality and illusion within the pursuit of the American Dream. Willy Loman is a travelling salesman who lives with his wife, Linda, in New York. Besides being constantly stressed out by his job, driving around and earning barely enough money to make a living, he is also disappointed by his son Biff, who works as a peon here and there. When Willy asks his boss for a position in a shop rather than working as a travelling salesman he is fired and must face the harsh reality of unemployment.

· · 1949

Critical edition

Miller, Arthur. Death of a Salesman. Penguin Classics, 2000. 128 pp., ISBN 9780141182742

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  • Award-winning
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  • Recommended by a federal state: Bavaria, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saxony-Anhalt

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