"We will all go mad before you": First Edition of Edward Albee’s Pulitzer-Prize Winning Play A Delicate Balance; Signed by Him

  • A Delicate Balance.

A Delicate Balance.


Item Number: 1648

New York: Atheneum, 1966.

First edition. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by Edward Albee on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

One of Edward Albee's most celebrated works, A Delicate Balance premiered on Broadway in 1966 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1967, the first of three he has received for his work. The play revolves around wealthy middle-aged couple Agnes and Tobias, who have their complacency shattered when their longtime friends Harry and Edna appear at their doorstep. Claiming an encroaching, nameless "fear" has forced them from their own home, these neighbors bring a firestorm of doubt, recrimination and ultimately solace, upsetting the "delicate balance" of Agnes and Tobias's household.

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