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Death of a Salesman

(1949)
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Arthur Miller's 1949 Death of a Salesman has sold 11 million copies, and Willy Loman didn't make all those sales on a smile and a shoeshine. This play is the genuine article--it's got the goods on the human condition, all packed into a day in the life of one self-deluded, self-promoting, self-defeating soul. It's a sturdy bridge between kitchen-sink realism and spectral abstraction, the facts of particular hard times and universal themes. As Christopher Bigsby's mildly interesting afterword in this 50th-anniversary edition points out (as does Miller in his memoir, Timebends), Willy is closely based on the playwright's sad, absurd salesman uncle, Manny. But of course Miller made Manny into Everyman, and gave him the name of the crime commissioner, Lohmann, in Fritz Lang's angst-ridden 1932 Nazi parable, The Testament of Dr. Mabuse.

The tragedy of Loman the all--American dreamer and loser--works eternally, on the page as on the stage. A lot of plays made history around 1949, but none have stepped out of history into the classic canon as Salesman has. Great as it was, Tennessee Williams' work can't be revived as vividly as this play still is, all over the world. (This edition has edifying pictures of Lee J. Cobb's 1949 and Brian Dennehy's 1999 performances.) It connects Aristotle, The Great Gatsby, On the Waterfront, David Mamet, and the archetypal American movie antihero. It even transcends its author's tragic flaw of pious preachiness (which undoes his snoozy The Crucible, unfortunately his most-produced play).

No doubt you've seen Willy Loman's story at least once. It's still worth reading.--Tim Appelo, Amazon.com


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March 1994 : UK Hardback
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Title: Death of a Salesman (Heinemann Plays)
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 0-435-23307-6 / 978-0-435-23307-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Heinemann
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September 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Death of a Salesman (Critical Insights)
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 1-58765-610-8 / 978-1-58765-610-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Salem Pr
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July 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and a Requiem (Penguin Classics)
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 1-4395-1385-6 / 978-1-4395-1385-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-07-10; Reprint edition (2008-07-10)
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February 1999 : UK Hardback
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Title: Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts And a Requiem
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 0-14-028565-2 / 978-0-14-028565-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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August 1998 : USA Hardback

Title: Death of a Salesman
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 1-56723-078-4 / 978-1-56723-078-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yestermorrow Inc
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May 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and a Requiem (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 1-4178-2692-4 / 978-1-4178-2692-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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April 1981 : USA Hardback
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Title: Death of a Salesman
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 0-670-26157-2 / 978-0-670-26157-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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February 1981 : USA Hardback
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Title: Death of a Salesman
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 0-670-26156-4 / 978-0-670-26156-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Penguin
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October 1976 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Death Of A Salesman (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Penguin Plays)
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 0-88103-017-1 / 978-0-88103-017-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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October 1976 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and a Requiem
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 0-606-00171-9 / 978-0-606-00171-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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January 1953 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Death of a Salesman (Penguin Plays)
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 0-8124-1544-2 / 978-0-8124-1544-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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December 1949 : UK Hardback
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Title: Death of a Salesman
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 0-248-98353-9 / 978-0-248-98353-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Barrie & Jenkins
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June 1940 : USA Hardback
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Title: Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and a Requiem (Penguin Plays)
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 0-89190-729-7 / 978-0-89190-729-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amereon Ltd
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May 1949 : USA Hardback
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Title: Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and a Requiem
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 0-670-26154-8 / 978-0-670-26154-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Pr
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Paperback Editions

November 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Death of a Salesman
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 0-85676-328-4 / 978-0-85676-328-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Josef Weinberger Plays
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February 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death Of A Salesman
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 1-4701-0332-X / 978-1-4701-0332-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Death of a Salesman
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 1-4081-0841-0 / 978-1-4081-0841-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Methuen Drama
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March 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and a Requiem (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 0-14-118274-1 / 978-0-14-118274-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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2008 : Paperback
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Title: Death Of Salesman (s)
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 8131711501 / 978-8131711507
Publisher: Pearson Education (singapore) Pte Ltd
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January 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death of a Salesman - Mutiple Critical Perspectives
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 1-60389-022-X / 978-1-60389-022-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Prestwick House, Inc
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July 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death of a Salesman
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 0-13-184290-0 / 978-0-13-184290-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
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January 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Penguin Study Notes Death Of A Saleman
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 0-14-077280-4 / 978-0-14-077280-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin UK
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May 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and a Requiem (Penguin twentieth-century classics)
Author(s): Arthur Miller, Christopher Digby
ISBN: 0-14-118097-8 / 978-0-14-118097-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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January 1998 : Paperback
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Title: Death of a Salesman.
Author(s): Arthur Miller, Manfrad PAtz, Gunda PAtz
ISBN: 3150091721 / 978-3150091722
Publisher: Reclam, Ditzingen
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1952 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death of a Salesman
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 0-8222-0290-5 / 978-0-8222-0290-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
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July 1997 : UK Paperback

Title: Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts And a Requiem
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 0-14-081677-1 / 978-0-14-081677-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: ELT
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1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death of a Salesman (Monarch Notes and Study Guide)
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 0-7607-0566-6 / 978-0-7607-0566-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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1997 : USA Paperback

Title: DEATH OF A SALESMAN - PLAYBILL - OCTOBER, 1997
Author(s): ARTHUR MILLER
ISBN: 0-8013-3143-9 / 978-0-8013-3143-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: ALLEY THEATRE HOUSTON, TEXAS
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January 1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: Vcl: Death of a Salesman (The Viking critical library)
Author(s): Arthur Miller, Gerald Weales
ISBN: 0-14-024773-4 / 978-0-14-024773-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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January 1993 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death of a Salesman
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 0-15-501162-6 / 978-0-15-501162-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt College Pub
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June 1991 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Death of a salesman: Notes
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 0-7740-3023-2 / 978-0-7740-3023-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Coles Pub Group Ltd
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September 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts And a Requiem (Modern Classics)
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 0-14-018155-5 / 978-0-14-018155-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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February 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: Death of a Salesman (Text & Performance)
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 0-333-40964-7 / 978-0-333-40964-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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April 1987 : UK Paperback
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Title: Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts And a Requiem
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 0-14-010041-5 / 978-0-14-010041-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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January 1987 : USA Paperback

Title: Death of a Salesman (Random House Key Notes)
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 0-394-74484-5 / 978-0-394-74484-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Inc
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1987 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and a Requiem: Penguin Plays
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 0-87498-817-9 / 978-0-87498-817-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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July 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: Death of a Salesman (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 0-14-007628-X / 978-0-14-007628-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd., Harmondsworth U.K.
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August 1984 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death of a Salesman (Quick & Easy Notes)
Author(s): Yvonne Shafer, Arthur Miller
ISBN: 0-671-52851-3 / 978-0-671-52851-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Monarch Notes
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October 1976 : UK Paperback
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Title: Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Coversations in Two Acts And a Requiem (Penguin Plays)
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 0-14-048134-6 / 978-0-14-048134-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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September 1980 : UK Paperback
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Title: Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts And a Requiem (Penguin Plays & Screenplays)
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 0-14-048028-5 / 978-0-14-048028-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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January 1977 : UK Paperback
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Title: Vcl: Death of a Salesman (The Viking critical library)
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 0-14-015502-3 / 978-0-14-015502-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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1968 : UK Paperback
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Title: Death of a Salesman (Hereford Plays)
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 0-435-22576-6 / 978-0-435-22576-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers
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January 1958 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death of a Salesman
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 0-670-00032-9 / 978-0-670-00032-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Compass Books
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1958 : Paperback
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Title: Death of a Salesman
Author(s): Miller Arthur
ISBN: 6700003296 / 978-6700003299
Publisher: Penguin Putnam~childrens Hc
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May 1949 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death of a Salesman
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 0-670-26155-6 / 978-0-670-26155-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Pr
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Audio Editions

April 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Death of a Salesman
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 1-5226-0980-6 / 978-1-5226-0980-3
Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works MP3-CD from Brilliance Aud
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August 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Death of a Salesman (L.A. Theatre Works Audio Theatre Collections)
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 1-58081-830-7 / 978-1-58081-830-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works
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March 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Death of a Salesman
Author(s): Arthur Miller
Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
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March 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Death of a Salesman
Author(s): Arthur Miller
Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
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March 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Death of a Salesman
Author(s): Arthur Miller
Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
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December 2009 : Audio CD
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Title: Death of a Salesman (Classic Drama)
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 9626349972 / 978-9626349977
Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
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August 1998 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Death of a Salesman
Author(s): Arthur H Miller
ISBN: 1-55994-256-8 / 978-1-55994-256-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Caedmon
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1965 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Death of a Salesman
Author(s): Arthur Miller
ISBN: 0-89845-397-6 / 978-0-89845-397-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio: Caedmon
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Kindle Editions

December 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Death of a Salesman
Author(s): Arthur Miller
Publisher: Crome Publishing
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February 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Death of a Salesman
Author(s): Arthur Miller
Publisher: Methuen Drama
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May 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and a Requiem (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Arthur Miller
Publisher: Penguin
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May 1998 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and a Requiem (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
Author(s): Arthur Miller
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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