The Smart Set
Atkinson # C33
Sanborn and Clark # 11
NOTES: Contains THE
LONG VOYAGE HOME. Preceded book publication.
THE SMART SET was a leading literary magazine which was
edited by H. L. Mencken and George Jean Nathan. Calling itself "a magazine of
cleverness," it provided a haven for writers just getting started, as well as for
established authors whose more daring efforts could find no other market. O'Neill sent
Mencken three of his one-act sea plays -- ILE, THE LONG VOYAGE HOME, and THE MOON OF THE
CARIBBEES. Mencken liked the plays and sent them on to Nathan, who served as the
magazine's drama critic. O'Neill received a letter from Nathan praising the plays, and
they were subsequently published in separate issues of THE SMART SET. O'Neill received
seventy-five dollars for each play.