The Emperor Jones

The Emperor Jones

by Eugene O'Neill

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The Emperor Jones by Eugene O'Neill

Brutus Jones, a former Pullman car porter wanted in the United States on two murder charges, has established himself as the self-proclaimed ruler of a West Indian island. Warned that his subjects are about to rebel, he flees to the jungle — sick with fright — where he is plagued by ghosts of the men he has murdered and haunted by visions of injustices done to his race. Powerful scenes, punctuated by beating tom-toms, suggest Jones's panic as he flees his angry countrymen and his own personal demons.
First produced in 1920, The Emperor Jones helped establish O'Neill's reputation as one of America's most important dramatists. Bold and expressionistic, the play was an instant success on the stage and has remained one of the staples of the dramatic repertoire. It is now available to a wide audience in this attractive, inexpensive Dover Thrift Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486159607
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 02/20/2013
Series: Dover Thrift Editions
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 996,673
File size: 708 KB
Age Range: 14 Years

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