The Emperor Jones

By: Eugene O'Neall

Price: $400.00

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First Thus. Limited to 775 copies. Large octavo; original cloth-backed decorative boards in grey pictorial dust jacket, black paper-covered slipcase; 90pp.; 8 color plates. Jacket is bright with only minor shallow chips at the edges. Book looks new; square, sharp, clean, bright, and tight.Sllipcase a bit worn and has undergone some repairs, however yellow labels are bright, else very good+/fine. Signed by O'Neill.. Brutus Jones, a former Pullman car porter wanted in the United States on two murder charges, has established himself as the self-proclaimed ruler of a West Indian island. Warned that his subjects are about to rebel, he flees to the jungle - sick with fright - where he is plagued by ghosts of the men he has murdered and haunted by visions of injustices done to his race. Powerful scenes, punctuated by beating tom-toms, suggest Jones's panic as he flees his angry countrymen and his own personal demons. First produced in 1920, The Emperor Jones helped establish O'Neill's reputation as one of America's most important dramatists. Bold and expressionistic, the play was an instant success on the stage and has remained one of the staples of the dramatic repertoire.

Title: The Emperor Jones

Author Name: Eugene O'Neall

Illustrator: Alexander King

Categories: Signed, Fine Printing & Small Press, Books Into Stage, Screen, Video,

Edition: First Signed Limited Edition

Publisher: NY, Boni & Liveright: 1928

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Size: 4to

Seller ID: 125e