In the autumn of 1948 Arthur Miller retreated to a log cabin in his garden with the first two lines of a new play already fixed in his mind. He emerged six weeks later with the final script of Death of a Salesman - a painful examination of American life and consumerism. Opening on Broadway the following year, Miller's extraordinary masterpiece changed the course of modern. In creating Willy Loman, his destructively insecure anti-hero, Miller himself defined his aim as being 'to set forth what happens when a man does not have a grip on the forces of life'.
The author of Focus, and last year's Critics Circle Award-All My Sons with a new play which is the smashing sensation of the season and the most distinguished event in the theatre of this decade. (Kirkus Reviews)
Series: Penguin Classics Ser.
For Ages: 13+ years old
For Grades: 8+
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 1st July 2000
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.0 x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.1