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LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1956 (February 20)
First edition, with dust jacket

 

    NOTES:  Inscribed by Carlotta to Robert and Cepha Sisk.

Atkinson # A42-I-1.a

INSCRIPTION: (On front free endpaper)

To / Robert and Cepha Sisk, / who knew us both! / Carlotta / Feb. 1956


O'Neill gave the manuscript of LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT to Bennett Cerf at Random House on November 29, 1945. The manuscript was sealed in a safe, along with a document signed by O'Neill prohibiting Random House from publishing the play until twenty-five years after his death. When, two years after O'Neill's death, Carlotta asked Random House to publish the play, Cerf refused, believing himself honor-bound to O'Neill's document. Carlotta, who possessed the legal right to O'Neill's literary estate, withdrew the manuscript from Random House and presented it to the Yale University Press, which published the play in February, 1956.
 

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