Birth of A Salesman

Birth Of A Salesman

"Birth of a Salesman" is a short story by P. G. Wodehouse, which first appeared in the United States in the 26 March 1950 issue of This Week magazine. Part of the Blandings Castle canon, it features the absent-minded peer Lord Emsworth, and was included in the collection Nothing Serious (1950).

The story's title is a play on Death of a Salesman, the now-classic stageplay by Arthur Miller, which had won a Pulitzer Prize the previous year.

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Birth Of A Salesman - Plot Summary
... at ease, chafed by his son's new-found self-confidence, the result of his successes as a salesman ...

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