Long Day's Journey into Night

Long Day's Journey into Night

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by Eugene O'Neill
     
 

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Eugene O'Neill's autobiographical play Long Day's Journey into Night is regarded as his finest work. First published by Yale University Press in 1956, it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1957 and has since sold more than one million copies. This edition includes a new foreword by Harold Bloom.  See more details below

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Eugene O'Neill's autobiographical play Long Day's Journey into Night is regarded as his finest work. First published by Yale University Press in 1956, it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1957 and has since sold more than one million copies. This edition includes a new foreword by Harold Bloom.

Editorial Reviews

Boston Globe
The definitive edition of a �play of old sorrow, written in tears and blood,' as O'Neill described it in dedicating it to his wife, Carlotta.
Booknews
**** O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, written in 1940, was first published by Yale UP in 1956. This is a newly designed edition with several previously missing lines of dialog and stage direction restored. Cloth edition (unseen), $18.50. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300093056
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/08/2002
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
86,882
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)

What People are saying about this

Harold Bloom
By common consent, Long Day's Journey into Night is Eugene O'Neill's masterpiece. . . . The helplessness of family love to sustain, let alone heal, the wounds of marriage, of parenthood, and of sonship, have never been so remorselessly and so pathetically portrayed, and with a force of gesture too painful ever to be forgotten by any of us.
(— Harold Bloom, from the foreword)
Jose Quintero
Only an artist of O'Neill's extraordinary skill and perception can draw the curtain on the secrets of his own family to make you peer into your own. Long Day's Journey into Night is the most remarkable achievement of one of the world's greatest dramatists.
(— Jose Quintero)
Barbara Gelb
The play is an invaluable key to its author's creative evolution. It serves as the Rosetta Stone of O'Neill's life and art.
(— Barbara Gelb)

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Long Day's Journey Into Night 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
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I'm not really into plays, but this play had a very interesting plot that I would recommend everyone to read!
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Calidus More than 1 year ago
i enjoyed reading this book. it's a play so it's a short and easy read. it was interesting to see how this family acted with each other. it was sad but had some truth in it :D
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I saw this play with my grandmother this summer at the Plymouth Theatre on Broadway. It starred Venessa Redgrave, Brian Dennehy, Phillip Seymour Hoffman & Sean Patrick Leanard. I was probably the only person there under 21 yet I enjoyed this play SO much, I went to the bookstore immediately after viewing it and bought not only a copyof this, but a copy of two other O'neill books. He is by far the greatest playwrite of all time and this is his true Magnum Opus. I felt it so easy to be drawn into this and truly connect with each and every character. Quite possibly the best piece of literature ever written.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Long Day's Journey Into Night is the greatest play I have ever read, and Eugene O'Neill is greatest playwriter of all time.