Complete Plays, Volume 1

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Literary Classics of the United States, 1988 - Drama - 1104 pages
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User Review  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

A collection of plays from the last period of his writing career. These plays are very personal, many of them dealing with his own childhood. Several of them were published posthumously, and one of ... Read full review

Review: Complete Plays, 1932-1943 (Library of America #42)

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Ah, Wilderness - finished 11/01/12 Days Without End - finished 05/05/13 A Touch of the Poet - finished 03/28/14 Read full review

Contents

A Wife for a Life i
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Chronology
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Note on the Texts
1085
Copyright

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About the author (1988)

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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