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Iceman Cometh

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ISBN-10: 039470018X

ISBN-13: 9780394700182

Edition: N/A

Authors: Eugene O'Neill, Eugene O'Neill

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The Place: Harry Hope's bar, a cheap gin-mill of the five-cent whiskey, last-resort variety situated downtown on the West Side of New York. The Time: Salesman Hickey's birthday celebration, two days during the summer of 1912 -- a time when all tomorrows are forced abruptly to become today; when the delineation between hopes, dreams, and pipe dreams disintegrates; when "self-knowledge" destroys self-respect, compassion -- and life. One of the last of Eugene O'Neill's plays, The Iceman Cometh stands today with Long Day's Journey into Night and A Moon for the Misbegotten as the supreme expression of his dramatic genius.
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Book details

List price: $9.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/12/1957
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Eugene O'Neill was born in New York City, 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 theatrical start with a…