Long Day's Journey into Night

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  • 179 pages
  • Long Day's Journey into Night
  • Eugene O'Neill
  • English
  • 12 February 2017
  • 0300093055

About the Author: Eugene O'Neill

Eugene Gladstone O Neill was an American playwright who won the 1936 Nobel Prize in Literature for the power, honesty and deep felt emotions of his dramatic works, which embody an original concept of tragedy More than any other dramatist, O Neill introduced American drama to the dramatic realism pioneered by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, and Swedish playwright August Strindberg, and was the first to use true American vernacular in his speeches His plays involve characters who inhabit the fringes of society, engaging in depraved behavior, where they struggle to maintain their hopes and aspirations but ultimately slide into disillusionment and despair O Neill wrote only one comedy Ah, Wildernessall his other plays involve some degree of tragedy and personal pessimism.



      Long Day's Journey into Night
Eugene O Neill s autobiographical play Long Day s Journey into Night is regarded as his finest work First published by Yale University Press in 1956, it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1957 and has since sold than one million copies This edition includes a new foreword by Harold Bloom.The action covers a fateful, heart rending day from around 8 30 am to midnight, in August 1912 at the seaside Connecticut home of the Tyrones the semi autobiographical representations of O Neill himself, his older brother, and their parents at their home, Monte Cristo Cottage.One theme of the play is addiction and the resulting dysfunction of the family All three males are alcoholics and Mary is addicted to morphine They all constantly conceal, blame, resent, regret, accuse and deny in an escalating cycle of conflict with occasional desperate and half sincere attempts at affection, encouragement and consolation. Free Download Long Day's Journey into Night author Eugene O'Neill For Kindle ePUB or eBook – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “ Long Day's Journey into Night

  1. Hailey (Hailey in Bookland) says:

    Read for class Nope not a fan

  2. Kenny says:

    How could you believe me when I can t believe myself I ve become such a liar Mary Tyrone in Eugene O Neill s LONG DAY S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT IIii I believe Eugene O Neill s LONG DAY S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT to be the greatest American play ever written, as well as the greatest play of the 20th century It fascinates me that as most playwright s talents wane as they age, O Neill s grew stronger with each passing year To have written LONG DAY S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, THE ICEMAN COMETH, A MOON FOR THEHow could you believe me when I can t believe myself I ve become such a liar Mary Tyrone in Eugene O Neill s LONG DAY S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT IIii I believe Eugene O Neill s LONG DAY S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT to be the greatest American play ever written, as well as the greatest play of the 20th century It fascinates me that as most playwright s talents wane as they age, O Neill s grew stronger with each passing year To have written LONG DAY S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, THE ICEMAN C...

  3. Brian says:

    None of us can help the things life has done to us Long Day s Journey into Night is considered a classic of American drama, and it deserves that distinction This text is a searing look into the intricacies of family, addiction, jealously, work, health, poverty, wealth and love It has something to say about all of those topics and doing all that successfully is a monumental task in and of itself To do all of that well is astounding.The play follows a day in the life of the Tyrone family H None of us can help the things life has done to us Long Day s Jou...

  4. Carol Storm says:

    It s really sad to think that kids in high school are forced to read junk like DEATH OF A SALESMAN and THE CRUCIBLE when a great play like this one is almost forgotten The thing I love the most about this play is that it really feels like the story of a family where there is no hope I know just what it s like when one parent is permanently checked out on drugs, or alcohol, and the other parent is trying to keep up a false front, and the kids are always either acting out or just pretending noth It s really sad to think that kids in high school are forced to read junk like DEATH OF A SALESMAN and THE CRUCIBLE when a great play like this one is almost forgotten The thing I love the most about this play is that it really feels like the story of a family where there is no hope I know just what it s like when one parent is permanently checked out on drugs, or alcohol, and the other parent is trying to keep up a false front, and the kids are always either acting out or just pretending nothing is wrong I grew up in a house just like this and I would give everything to be able to put ...

  5. Jason says:

    From Act 1 Eugene O Neill jerks away the patchwork veil from the face of a family to reveal the anatomy of the skin, every pustule, all the carbuncles, discoloration and scars, the embarrassing halitosis, wax and hairs the attributes that, up close, make us ugly human beings Long Day s Journey Into Night is a naked insight to the brutal, unyielding properties that trap families into dysfunctional, vengeful, malignant relations Guilt, criticism, paranoia, competition, blame, hate, distrust, add From Act 1 Eugene O Neill jerks away the patchwork veil from the face of a family to reveal the anatomy of the skin, every pustule, all the carbuncles, discoloration and scars, the embarrassing halitosis, wax and hairs the attributes that, up close, make us ugly human beings Long Day s Journey Into Night is a naked insight to the brutal, unyielding properties that trap families into dysfunctional, vengeful, malignant relations Guilt, criticism, paranoia, competition, blame, hate, distrust, addiction This famil...

  6. Jennifer says:

    You know when you re reading something and think, Damn, this is good, and then you look up the playwright and realize he won 4 Pulitzers and the Nobel Prize Yeah O Neill sort of knows what he s doing This play is the emotional e...

  7. Danae says:

    Long Day s Journey into Depression.

  8. Jasmine says:

    The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves that we are underlingsLong Day s Journey into Night was a story about a family, James Tyrone father , Mary mother , Jamie elder son , Edmund younger son and Cathlyn second daughter , and their typical day I ve always thought it d be hard to read a play but it turned out just the opposite Well, at least for this one, Long Day s Journey into Night is surprisingly easy to read and grasp its meaning As short as the story iThe fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves that we are underlingsLong Day s Journey into Night was a story about a family, James Tyrone father , Mary mother , Jamie elder son , Edmund younger son and Cathlyn second daughter , and their typical day I ve always thought it d be hard to read a play but it turned out just the opposite Well, at least for this one, Long Day s Journey into Night is surprisingly easy to read and grasp its meaning As short as the story is, I m amazed by how well written it is There are four acts in the play, dividing one of the family s ordinary days into four time sections It begins with the family s ordinary morning at 8 30 and then ends with the family s approaching bedtime at roughly 23 30Before you read the following summary, I d ...

  9. Mark André says:

    Interesting read My first O Neill An unhappy family re lives in intoxicated conversations the highs, the lows, the lies, and the fantasies that they all seem to believe have led them to their present morbid st...

  10. Laura Leaney says:

    The first time I ever saw Albee s Who s Afraid of Virginia Woolf I could not quite believe that people could drink that much and live And I thought this despite the fact that I come from a drinking family The alcohol in Albee s play operates not so much as a numbing agent, but as an alchemic incendiary to the verbal abuse that transforms four intelligent people into harpies of the worst kind In O Neill s play, the focus is also on four people, members of an Irish American family a father, m The first time I ever ...