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Early Plays (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

Early Plays (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
Author: Eugene O'Neill
ISBN 13: 9780141186702
ISBN 10: 141186704
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2001-08-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 448
List Price: $15.00

Now collected for the first time in a single volume, this selection of Eugene O'Neill's seminal early work was written between 1914 and 1921 and produced for the stage between 1916 and 1922.

The majority of the plays gathered here are heavily influenced by Freud, Nietzsche, Strindberg, German expressionism, and the radical leftist politics O'Neill was involved in during his youth. Included in this unique collection is the little-known and underappreciated play The Straw, which draws on O'Neill's confinement in the Gaylord Farm Sanatorium. This edition includes an illuminating critical introduction by Jeffrey H. Richards.