“Suppose I was to tell you that it's just beauty that's calling me, the beauty of the far off and unknown": First Edition of Eugene O'Neill's Beyond the Horizon; inscribed by him
Beyond the Horizon.
Item Number: 100012
New York: Boni and Liveright, 1920.
First edition of O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the playwright on the front free endpaper, “To Charles One of the Best Eugene O’Neill.” In near fine condition. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed.
Eugene O'Neill's first full-length work to be staged, Beyond the Horizon won the 1920 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. "Theater historians point to O'Neill's Beyond the Horizon, which debuted in 1920, as the first native American tragedy. That play emerged from O'Neill's association with the Provincetown Players, one of many so-called 'little theaters' that developed in the 1910s to provide alternative fare to commercial drama of the time" (Playwrights in America, 2015).