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Death of a Salesman

The play Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller was first published and produced in 1949.  In the urban United States of the 1940's, an aging salesman, Willy Loman, desperately searches for personal dignity in his struggle against the unfortunate circumstances of his life.

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms


  • Arthur Miller (Keywords Anywhere)
  • Arthur Miller - Criticism and Interpretation (Keywords Anywhere)
  • Death of a Salesman (Keywords Anywhere)

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  • PS3525 .I5156

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Bloom, Harold (ed.). Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. 1996.

                     Call Number:  PS3525 .I5156 D433 1996

  •  Miller, Arthur. Death of a Salesman. 1999.

                     Call Number:  PS3525 .I5156 D4 1999

  • Murphy, Brenda and Susan C.W. Abbotson. Understanding Death of a Salesman. 1999.

                     Call Number:  PS3525 .I5156 D4358 1999

  • Siebold, Thomas (ed.). Readings on Death of a Salesman. 1999.

                      Call Number:  PS3525 .I5156 D4372 1999

Reference Materials

  • Contemporary Literary Criticism Call Number:  REF PN771 .C59

o   Vol. 1, pg. 216-219

o   Vol. 2, pg. 278-280

o   Vol. 10, pg. 342-344

o   Vol. 15, pg. 370-376

o   Vol. 26, pg. 310-327

o   Vol. 47, pg. 250-255

o   Vol. 78, pg. 288-328

o   Vol. 179, pg. 144-244

  • Critical Survey of Drama, Second Revised Edition Call Number:  REF PN1625 .C68 2003

o   Vol. 5, pg. 2350-2352

  • Drama CriticismCall Number:  REF PN1625 .D72

o   Vol. 1, pg. 294-334

  • Drama for StudentsCall Number:  REF PN1601 .D595 1998

o   Vol. 1, pg. 61-78

  • Masterplots, 2nd Revised Ed. – Call Number:  REF PN44 .M33 1996

o   Vol 3, pg. 1558-1561

  • Literature and Its TimesCall Number:  REF PN50 .L574 1997

o   Vol. 4, pg. 109-115

Research Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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