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 Iceman Cometh

Eugene O’Neill wrote The Iceman Cometh in 1939, but the play was not produced until 1946. The story takes place in Hope’s saloon and concerns the realities and illusions of the men who drink there. Many critics consider it to be O’Neill’s best work.


Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PS3529.N5


Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Bloom, Harold (ed.). Eugene      O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh. 1987.

                              Call Number: PS3529.N5 I433 1987

  • Carpenter, Frederic I. Eugene      O’Neill. 1964.

                                Call Number: PS3529.N5 Z578

  • Manheim, Michael (ed.). The      Cambridge Companion to Eugene O’Neill. 1998.

                                Call Number: PS3529.N5 Z575 1998

  • Martine, James J. (ed.). Critical      Essays on Eugene O’Neill. 1984.

                              Call Number: PS3529.N5 Z62727 1984

  • O’Neill, Eugene. The Iceman      Cometh. 1946.

                              Call Number: PS3529.N5 I3 1967


LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • O’Neill, Eugene



Reference Materials

  • Critical Survey of Drama,      Second Revised Edition.      – Call Number: REF PN1625.C68 2003

o Vol. 5, pg. 2535-37

  • Drama Criticism.Call Number: REF PN1625.D72

o Vol. 20, pg. 172, 184, 186-8, 191, 203, 217, 249-63, 279, 283, 286, 289

  • Drama for StudentsCall Number: REF PN1601.D595

o Vol. 5, pgs. 141-61

  • Masterplots II: Drama Series.Call Number: REF PN6112.5.M37 1990

o Vol. 2, pg. 809-14

  • Twentieth-Century Literary      CriticismCall Number: REF      PN771.G27

o Vol. 1, pg. 389-90, 392, 398-402, 405-6

o Vol. 6, pg. 332, 336

o Vol. 49, pg. 247, 249, 252, 260


Research Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega


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