“THE THEATER WILL FOREVER NEED THE TOWERING REBUKE OF HIS LIFE AND HIS WORK AND HIS AGONY”: SIGNED 12-VOLUME SET OF O’NEILL’S PLAYS
O"NEILL, Eugene. The Plays. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934-35. Twelve volumes. Octavo, original full red cloth gilt, top edges gilt, uncut, original slipcases. $3500.
Signed limited “Wilderness Edition,” one of 552 sets signed in Volume I by O’Neill.
With photogravure frontispieces and decorative headpieces. "The measure of O'Neill's greatness was summed up by the playwright Arthur Miller: 'O'Neill was the great wrestler, fighting God to a standstill. The theater will forever need the towering rebuke of his life and his work and his agony" (DAB, 526). This is the most complete early collection of O'Neill's plays, and includes Strange Interlude, Dynamo, Lazarus Laughed, Desire Under the Elms, Mourning Becomes Electra, and many others. Spiller, 671.
With remnants of original glassine. Publisher's original slipcases a bit worn. A fine set.