Darkness. A Tragedy in Three Acts. Limited Issue (1926)
Author: Liam O'Flaherty
Book ID: 64374
Darkness. A Tragedy in Three Acts. London: E. Archer, 1926. Publisher’s marbled floral wrappers, title lettered in black. Light faded to covers, otherwise a nice bright copy.
Frontispiece Portrait of O’Flaherty, by William Roberts, with the Artist’s Signature.
Limited Edition of 100 Numbered Copies, Signed by the Author. Privately Printed.
O’Flaherty’s three-act tragedy, set on an Irish-speaking island, was performed on the Abbey Theatre stage in 1926. As with all of O’Flaherty’s great works from the 1920s and 1930s, Darkness challenges social, cultural, and moral conventions and presents a searing critique of social life in the Irish Free State’s initial years.