The playboy of the western world (Hardcover) by J. N. Synge. (Author) USED
The Playboy of the Western World is a three-act play written by Irish playwright John Millington Synge and first performed at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, on 26 January 1907. It is set in Michael James Flaherty's public house in County Mayo (on the west coast of Ireland) during the early 1900s. It tells the story of Christy Mahon, a young man running away from his farm, claiming he killed his father.
The locals are more interested in vicariously enjoying his story than in condemning the immorality of his murderous deed, and in fact, Christy's tale captures the romantic attention of the bar-maid Pegeen Mike, the daughter of Flaherty. The play is best known for its use of the poetic, evocative language of Hiberno-English, heavily influenced by the Irish language, as Synge celebrates the lyrical speech of the Irish.
Boston. John W. Luce & Company. 1911., 1911. First American Edition. Pages 112 pp. Black paper covered boards with gilt decoration and titling. First American Edition. The masterpiece by the great Irish playwright of the early 20th Century, here in the first American edition. A nice collectible copy. Originally published in Dublin, in 1907. All pages are intact with tight binding. No writing or creases to pages. Wear to spine revealing backing. For 108 year old book it looks great. Please see pictures. Inscribed by Leo Schneiderman.
Used - Acceptable Condition