Poems and Plays of William Vaughn Moody Vol. II Prose Plays, 1910 Intro John Manly
Poems and Plays of William Vaughn Moody Vol. II Prose Plays, 1910, with an Introduction by John M. Manly includes The Great Divide and The Faith Healer.
William Vaughn Moody (1869-1910) was a distinguished poet and teacher at the University of Chicago in the early 20th century.
The Great Divide enjoyed 357 performances on Broadway at its initial presentation and has since become an epoch marking drama for promoting America's emergence onto the world's theatrical stage. The play shows an Eastern American girl visiting the American West where she falls into the clutches of three brutish Western men. Unable to escape, she offers herself to the strongest of the three who buys her for a bag of gold nuggets. The conflicts of plot follow the contrasting values of America East and America West.
This gold embossed green hardcover antiquarian book is firmly bound with browning pages, shelf wear and age spots, a good example of a 100 year old well kept book. Except for the penciled name of a previous owner of the flyleaf, there are no marking, no tears. The spine of the cover is well worn at top and bottom. It is 5 1/4 inches by 8 inches by 1 1/4 inches and has 236 pages. There is a fine cabinet protected photograph of Moody at the front of the book.