O'Neill Plays Vol. I: Volume 1: 1913-1920

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Volume 1 includes the following works: Wife for Life, The Web, Thirst ...

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Overview

The library of America is dedicated to publishing America's best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts. Hailed as the "finest-looking, longest-lasting editions ever made" (The New Republic), Library of America volumes make a fine gift for any occasion. Now, with exactly one hundred volumes to choose from, there is a perfect gift for everyone.

Volume 1 includes the following works: Wife for Life, The Web, Thirst Recklessness, Warnings, Fog, Bread and Butter, Bound East for Cardiff, Abortion, The Movie Man, Servitude, The Sniper, The Personal Equation, Before Breakfast, Now I Ask You, In The Zone, Ile, The Long Voyage Home, The Straw, The Moon of the Caribees, The Rope, Beyond the Horizon, Shell Shock, The Dreamy Kid, When the Cross is Made, Chris Christophersen, Gold, Anna Christie, The Emperor Jones

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780940450486
  • Publisher: Library of America
  • Publication date: 10/28/1988
  • Series: Library of America Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 1100
  • Sales rank: 862,949
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953) is one of the most significant forces in the history of American theater. With no uniquely American tradition to guide him, O'Neill introduced various dramatic techniques, which subsequently became staples of the U.S. theater. By 1914 he had written twelve one-act and two long plays. Of this early work, only Thirst and Other One-act plays (1914) was originally published. From this point on, O'Neill's work falls roughly into three phases: the early plays, written from 1914 to 1921 (The Long Voyage Home, The Moon of the Caribbees, Beyond the Horizon, Anna Christie); a variety of full-length plays for Broadway (Desire Under the Elms; Great God Brown; Ah, Wilderness!); and the last, great plays, written between 1938 and his death (The Iceman Cometh, Long Day's Journey Into Night, A Moon for the Misbegotten). Eugene O'Neill is a four-time Pulitzer Prize winner, and he was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1936.

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