First Edition of Eugene O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra
Mourning Becomes Electra.
Item Number: 86231
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1931.
First edition of O’Neill’s classic play. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Set in New England just after the end of the Civil War, Mourning Becomes Electra is O'Neill's three part reworking of themes from Greek tragedy. This adaptation of Aeschylus' Oresteia by one of America's greatest playwrights is a landmark in the history of theatre.