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Volume 3 contains the following titles: Ah, Wilderness!, Days Without End, A Touch of the Poet, More Stately Mansions, The Iceman Cometh, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Hughie, A Moon for the Misbegotten, The Emperor Jones, The Hairy Apes, All God's Chillun Got Wings, Marco Millions, The Great...
Volume 3 contains the following titles: Ah, Wilderness!, Days Without End, A Touch of the Poet, More Stately Mansions, The Iceman Cometh, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Hughie, A Moon for the Misbegotten, The Emperor Jones, The Hairy Apes, All God's Chillun Got Wings, Marco Millions, The Great God Brown, Lazarus Laughed, Strange Interlude, Mourning Becomes Electra
Posted July 25, 2006
Of course the plays within this volume are superb to say the least. In my humble opinion, Eugene O'Neill is the greatest writer of plays in English ever. However, before one buys this book, know that the jerks who wrote the annotation lie! This volume does not include Strange Interlude or Mourning Becomes Elektra (those two plays are in Volume 2). However this edition is still worth purchasing for Iceman, Long Days' Journey, and Moon.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 21, 2000
This collection of work gives the reader O'Neill, America's greatest playwright, at his most powerful. The two earlier collections are likewise great, but this third one contains his two greatest efforts: 'The Iceman Cometh' and 'Long Day's Journey Into Night.' In 'The Iceman Cometh,' O'Neill creates a world of happy derelicts. They spend their nights and days at Harry Hope's saloon, living through today by drinking and believing in the 'pipe dreams' of tomorrow. That is until Hickey comes to town. He forces them, for the first time, to look honestly at their lives. This dose of reality has devestating affects on the patrons of Harry's. Also included is O'Neill's masterpiece, 'Long Day's Journey Into Night.' This play, not published or produced in his lifetime, painfully tells the story of his own dysfunctional family. The plays action unfolds in one calendar day, but O'Neill, through dialogue, takes the reader back to the origins of their problems. The emotions displayed, which include guilt, envy, pain, cynicism, and love, tears the family apart, while strangely holding them together. Although the emotions often run high, O'Neill does it without employing sentimentality. He is honest without becoming melodramatic. A rare accomplish in emotional literature. And personally, my favorite play by an American playwright. These two works are not the only jems in the collection. 'A Moon for the Misbegotten,' now running on Broadway, continues the story of his brother, Jamie, who earlier appeared in 'Long Day's Journey . . .' Another fine play is 'Ah, Wilderness,' a coming of age story. The other works also bare the mark of O'Neill's genius. The stories, set in the first half of the twentieth century, are as true today as when O'Neill wrote them. They persevered and are timeless. His characters live with the reader long after the work is finished. And many of them are worth a second visit.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 19, 2010
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