A Moon for the Misbegotten

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Yale University Press, 2006 - Drama - 149 pages
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Eugene O’Neill’s last completed play, A Moon for the Misbegotten is a sequel to his autobiographical Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Moon picks up eleven years after the events described in Long Day’s Journey Into Night, as Jim Tyrone (based on O’Neill’s older brother Jamie) grasps at a last chance at love under the full moonlight. This paperback edition features an insightful introduction by Stephen A. Black, helpful to anyone who desires a deeper understanding of O’Neill’s work.

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User Review  - Maddy - Goodreads

This one stuck with me (I read it in high school) for some reason. Maybe it's because it's a pretty decent portrait of a high spirited but yet pretty anxious woman stuck in a patriarchal and gossipy ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jeannine Leach - Goodreads

Eugene O'Neill's ability to capture a human spirit is uncanny. The main characters were so believable that I found myself thoroughly moved by their growth and development. It left me feeling an indescribable feeling that I will take with me for some time to come. Read full review


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Eugene O’Neill (1888-1953), the father of American drama, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama four times and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1936.  Stephen A. Black is the author of the biography Eugene O’Neill: Beyond Mourning and Tragedy, published by Yale University Press.

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