Long Day's Journey Into Night

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Random House, Aug 31, 2011 - Drama - 160 pages
737 Reviews
Long Day's Journey into Night was written in 1940 but not staged until 1956, after O'Neill's death. Unashamedly autobiographical, it is, as he puts it himself in the dedicatory note, 'a play of old sorrow, written in tears and blood', a harrowing attempt to understand himself and his family.

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Sad, but very realistic-I enjoyed the writing. - Goodreads
The plot is intense. - Goodreads
I just wish the ending was a little stronger. - Goodreads
I enjoyed the characters and the plot line. - Goodreads
... the plot is vivid. - Goodreads
I did not like the ending, but overall it was ok. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Edward Weiner - Goodreads

First, I read the book. Then, I watched the movie, which I really enjoyed, but would not have appreciated had I not first read the book. Read full review

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User Review  - Bryan Schwartz - Goodreads

The model gut-wrenching family drama. Disconcerting, evocative, and well composed. I still prefer Tennessee Williams, but this certainly deserves praise and its "classic" label. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Eugene O'Neill was born in New York in 1888 and died in Boston in 1953. One of America's greatest playwrights, he was three times awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1936.

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