Menu Bar

 

 

DAYS WITHOUT END

New York: Random House, 1934
Uncorrected galley proofs, wrappers

 

    NOTES:  Limited to 25 copies. Holograph changes by O'Neill throughout. Signed presentation copy to Robert Sisk.

INSCRIPTION: (On front cover)

To Bob Sisk / Days Without End / (Edition bound uncorrected proofs -- / only 25 copies made) / Eugene O'Neill

(On front free endpaper)

To Bob Sisk -- / with grateful appreciation / for all his help! / Eugene O'Neill / Jan. '34


Anxious to avoid errors in his treatment of Catholicism in DAYS WITHOUT END, O'Neill had Robert Sisk, now a movie executive, send a copy of the play to Martin Quigley, a publisher of film magazines and a power in Catholic circles. After hearing from Quigley, O'Neill replied, "I am delighted that your reaction was so favorable -- particularly so since the script you read is much too long and wordy and lacks the compact finish I hope to get...by the time the play is produced." However, when the play opened in New York on January 7, 1934, the reviews, for the most part, were unfavorable.
 

Copyright 1999-2007 eOneill.com