The Emperor Jones

By: Eugene O'Neall

Price: $400.00

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The Emperor Jones is a 1920 play by American dramatist Eugene O'Neill that tells the tale of Brutus Jones, a resourceful, self-assured African American and a former Pullman porter, who kills another black man in a dice game, is jailed, and later escapes to a small, backward Caribbean island where he sets himself up as emperor. The play recounts his story in flashbacks as Brutus makes his way through the jungle in an attempt to escape former subjects who have rebelled against him. First produced on Broadway in 1920, and in 1933 made into a feature film starring Paul Robeson. First illustrated edition, 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. Slipcase a bit worn and has undergone some repairs, however yellow labels are bright, else very good+ /fine. Signed by O'Neill. Signed by Alexander King, Illustrator

Title: The Emperor Jones

Author Name: Eugene O'Neall

Illustrator: Alexander King

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

Publisher: NY, Boni & Liveright: 1928

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 125e