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Complete Plays, 1932-1943

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The first complete edition, issued on the 100th anniversary of O'Neill's birth. Includes Anna Christie, Beyond the Horizon, The Emperor Jones, and O'Neill's early one-act plays
Hardcover, 1007 pages
Published October 1st 1988 by Library of America
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Jason Fiore
Mar 09, 2017 Jason Fiore rated it it was amazing
I purchased this book at my local used book store, for $17.50. That's a few dollars more than a new trade paperback costs these days. I think it was money well spent.

This volume consists of Eugene O'Neil's most recognizable plays: "Ah, Wilderness", "The Iceman Cometh" and "A Long Day's Journey Into Night", amongst others.

Of these classic plays, "Ah, Wilderness" seems very dated, yet it still has charm to it. This play probably resonates with people 50 and older more than it would resonate with t
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Jun 06, 2012 RK-ique rated it really liked it
Shelves: plays, works
After some 3,000 pages, 50 plays and a short story, I have finished the three volume: O'Neill, Complete Plays. It has been 33 years since I first read O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh and Long Day's Journey into Night. These two plays still stand out as master pieces. I would add A Moon for the Misbegotten to those two as a work which goes far to touch basic human experience.

O'Neill's works are much reviewed so I will not look at the works separately. What I have gained by reading through the three v
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Jim
Jan 13, 2009 Jim rated it it was amazing
O'Neill's brilliance and his place as America's foremost playwright locks into place, if it hadn't already, with this third volume of plays from the last decade of his writing life. Three of the plays presented here (The Iceman Cometh, Long Day's Journey Into Night, and A Moon for the Misbegotten) are utter masterpieces, works of art so powerful that they rank among the great accomplishments in English letters. Two other plays (Ah, Wilderness! and A Touch of the Poet) are great plays. A third (M ...more
Ashley Logan
Jun 18, 2009 Ashley Logan rated it it was amazing
I never get tired of Eugene O'Neill. My favorite is Long Day's Journey Into Night. I love the irony in it of addiction. However, this time reading The Iceman Cometh I found it a little boring. Maybe because I've read it before, I don't know. But I love his plays!
Martin Bihl
Oct 31, 2012 Martin Bihl rated it really liked it
Ah, Wilderness - finished 11/01/12

Days Without End - finished 05/05/13

A Touch of the Poet - finished 03/28/14

More Stately Mansions - finished 04/24/15

The Iceman Cometh - finished 02/18/16

Long Day's Journey Into Night - finished 02/19/17
Sady
Aug 05, 2008 Sady rated it liked it
Looking for hints of Louise Bryant, John Reed, Provincetown...
a big fat book of plays and I returned it to the library but I intend to read more so stays put yea
Marfy
Apr 07, 2012 Marfy rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
Don't have the Library of America edition; replace your old one with this.
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Recommended to Brixton by: Katharine Hepburn
Shelves: masking-tape
Sept 11: Long Day's Journey Into Night, 5 of 5
David
Jun 21, 2007 David rated it it was amazing
every play he wrote in a sweet durable edition. i don't think it gets much better than this.
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