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Long Day's Journey into Night Critical Edition

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ISBN-10: 030018641X

ISBN-13: 9780300186413

Edition: 2014

Authors: Eugene O'Neill, William Davies King, Jessica Lange

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Eugene O’Neill’s autobiographical play Long Day’s Journey into Night is regarded as his masterpiece and a classic of American drama. With this new edition, at last it has the critical edition that it deserves. William Davies King provides students and theater artists with an invaluable guide to the text, including an essay on historical and critical perspectives; glosses of literary allusions and quotations; notes on the performance history; an annotated bibliography; and illustrations. "This is a worthy new edition, one that I'm sure will appeal to many students and teachers. William Davies King provides a thoughtful introduction to Long Day's Journey into Night—equally sensitive to the…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 5/6/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Eugene O'Neill was born in New York City on October 16, 1888, the son of popular actors James O'Neill and Ellen Quinlan. As a young child, he frequently went on tour with his father and later attended a Catholic boarding school and a private preparatory school. He entered Princeton University but stayed for only a year. He took a variety of jobs, including prospecting for gold, shipping out as a merchant sailor, joining his father on the stage, and writing for newspapers. In 1912, he was hospitalized for tuberculosis and emotional exhaustion. While recovering, he read a great deal of dramatic literature and, after his release from the sanitarium, began writing plays. O'Neill got his…