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The Long Voyage Home and Other Plays
     

The Long Voyage Home and Other Plays

by Eugene O'Neill, Alan Weissman (Editor)
 

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Playwright Eugene O'Neill (1888–1953) spent his early years as a merchant seaman and drifter on the waterfronts of New York, Liverpool, and Buenos Aires. From these experiences came the inspiration and subject matter for four of his finest short plays, collected in this volume.
Written between 1913 and 1917 and considered to have made O'Neill's reputation,

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Playwright Eugene O'Neill (1888–1953) spent his early years as a merchant seaman and drifter on the waterfronts of New York, Liverpool, and Buenos Aires. From these experiences came the inspiration and subject matter for four of his finest short plays, collected in this volume.
Written between 1913 and 1917 and considered to have made O'Neill's reputation, the plays comprise a tetralogy, all concerning the same ship, the S.S. Glencairn. The plays are Bound East for Cardiff, In the Zone, The Long Voyage Home, and The Moon of the Caribbees. These realistically presented melodramas depict moody, intense, and fascinating characters entrapped by larger forces, usually represented by the sea. This edition, which offers all four plays in a single inexpensive volume, provides a splendid introduction to the work of an important modern dramatist.

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Library Journal
This installation in the Dover "Thrift" series contains several of the one-act dramas that in O'Neill lore are known as the "Glencairn plays" after the steamship on which they take place. Along with the title piece, this volume includes Bound East for Cardiff, The Moon of the Caribbees, and In the Zone. Though the four plays are brief, they are noteworthy as O'Neill's first truly important works and those that helped lead him to prominence in the American theater.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486287553
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
09/28/1995
Series:
Thrift Edition Series
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
623,118
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.20(d)

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Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and four Pulitzer Prizes, Eugene O'Neill is widely acknowledged as America's greatest playwright. O'Neill's other Dover Thrift Editions include Three Great Plays: The Emperor Jones, Anna Christie, and The Hairy Ape and Beyond the Horizon.

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