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Emperor Jones The straw ; and Diff"rent. by Eugene O"Neill

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Published by Cape in London .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

Originally published 1922.

SeriesJonathan Cape Paperback -- 71
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 282p.
Number of Pages282
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22259473M
ISBN 100224616412

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The Emperor Jones, drama in eight scenes by Eugene O’Neill, produced in and published in The Emperor Jones was the playwright’s first foray into Expressionist writing.. Based loosely on an event in Haitian history, the play shows the decline of a former Pullman porter, Brutus Jones, who has escaped from prison to an unnamed Caribbean island. "The Emperor Jones" was the 2nd of two plays I read by Eugene O'Neill, both published in This play opens with the last of the many servants and subjects of a self-made "emperor" sneaking out from the palace and into the jungle/5.   The Emperor Jones Questions and Answers. The Question and Answer section for The Emperor Jones is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.. Ask Your Own Question.   At the palace of the Emperor of an unidentified island in the West Indies, Smithers, a Cockney trader finds that all of the servants have left except for one old native interrogates her to learn that the natives are plotting a revolution against the Emperor, an American fugitive named Brutus Jones.. When Jones awakens, Smithers warns him of the plot .

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