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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Putnam Pub Group
Publication date April 1, 2002
Pages 758
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780399149122
ISBN-10 0399149120
Dimensions 2 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 2.65 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $24.95
§As reported by publisher
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A stirring account of America's only Nobel Prizewinning playwright follows O'Neill on a journey that is every bit as tortured as one of his character's, from his troubled relationship with his parents and attempted suicide to his stellar success on Broadway, in an updated biography that incorporates new primary sources and offers a fresh view of his inspirations and idealism. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Never before in the annals of American letters have biographers returned to their subject with the aim of radically rethinking and retelling their story form beginning to end.

Arthur and Barbara Gelb's O'Neill: Life with Monte Cristo is the first volume of the completely rewritten biography of America's only Nobel Prize-winning playwright. The Gelbs originally published the first full-scale life of the dramatist in 1962, nine years after his death. In the intervening thirty-eight years, they have conducted extensive interviews and have unearthed masses of hitherto unknown or withheld material-letters, diaries, scenarios-from which they have fashioned this supremely definitive life of O'Neill.

The Gelbs take O'Neill from his lonely childhood through his seafaring, adventure-filled, and often self-destructive youth. This new research and perspective probes O'Neill's psychological torment over his mother's rejection and his father's benevolent tyranny, his suicide attempt, his struggle with alcoholism, and his tumultuous love affairs. This first volume follows O'Neill to his first triumph on Broadway with Beyond the Horizon that set him on the path toward the ultimate brilliant achievements of The Iceman Cometh, A Moon for the Misbegotten, and what is universally regarded as America's greatest play, Long Day's Journey into Night.



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Hardcover
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from Putnam Pub Group (April 1, 2000); titled "O'Neill Life With Monte Cristo"
9780399146091 | details & prices | List price $40.00
About: An updated biography incorporating new primary sources offers a fresh view of the Nobel Prize-winning playwright's inspirations, relationships, and idealism.
Paperback
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With Barbara Gelb | Reprint edition from Putnam Pub Group (April 1, 2002)
9780399149122 | details & prices | 758 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 2.00 in. | 2.65 lbs | List price $24.95
About: An updated biography incorporating new primary sources offers a fresh view of the Nobel Prize-winning playwright's inspirations, relationships, and idealism.

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