“THE THEATER WILL FOREVER NEED THE TOWERING REBUKE OF HIS LIFE AND HIS WORK AND HIS AGONY”
O'NEILL, Eugene. The Plays. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934-35. Twelve volumes. Octavo, original gilt-stamped red cloth, top edges gilt, uncut, original glassine. Housed in custom leather-edged cloth slipcases. $3000.
Signed limited “Wilderness Edition” of Eugene O'Neill's collected plays, one of 770 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.
A fine set.