Miller, Arthur -- Death of a Salesman [Book]
New York: The Viking Press, 1949. First Edition. 139pp. Hard Cover: NEAR FINE. Dust Wrapper: NEAR FINE. Book’s orange, cloth boards are bright, binding is tight, leaves are crisp and no marks. Spine has minor bumping, but overall a very firm copy. Wrapper has modest chipping and toning, but colors are sharp. Gently read and a very nice copy. Death of a Salesman is Miller's best known play about Willy Loman, an aging traveling salesman who struggles financially and emotionally after losing his job. The story is told in stream-of-consciousness style, with Loman drifting between the current reality of his shabby apartment and the idyllic memories of a more prosperous point in his life. Death of a Salesman debuted on Broadway in New York on February 10, 1949, starring Lee J. Cobb as Willy Loman. A literary and theatrical success, it won both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play in 1949. It would also be adapted into a 1951 film in which Fredric March was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.