(From the publisher):
O'Neill's painful view of his own life forms the core of Long Day's Journey Into Night
, one of the greatest of all American plays. The Tyrone family (father James, mother Mary, and sons Edmund and Jamie) of the play is a surrogate for O'Neill's own family and, through them, the playwright wrestles with his past demons.
Covering a single day and night, O'Neill's play traces the impact on the family relapse into a drug addiction and younger son Edmund's being institutionalized for consumption. These events reopen old wounds and resentments and initiate a harrowing series of accusations and recriminations that threaten to tear apart the family.
Original title: Long Day's Journey into Night
Genre: Drama and Plays→ Tragedy
- Written in 1941, but not published until 1956.