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Anna Christie, the Emperor Jones, the Hairy Ape

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ISBN-10: 0679763953

ISBN-13: 9780679763956

Edition: N/A

Authors: Eugene O'Neill

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Winner of the Nobel Prize This edition includes Anna Christie, The Emperor Jones, and The Hairy Ape three classic plays of uncontested power from the Nobel laureate and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for drama. In Anna Christie, a sailor reunites with his estranged daughter after years apart. As she begins to fall in love with a younger sailor, she realizes she must come clean to her father and her new love interest and reveal her troubled past. In The Emperor Jones, African American fugitive, Brutus Jones, recounts his life through a series of flashbacks as he runs from rebelling subjects through a West Indies Jungle, showing just how he came to rule over a small island, and his…    
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/31/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.21" wide x 7.95" long x 0.47" tall
Weight: 0.418
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…