London: Faber & Faber, (1950). First Edition. 8vo, pp. 168, (iii). First issue, with the error at page 29, line 1 "here" for "her." A very good tight copy in price clipped dj. Item #55786

Wikipedia: "The Cocktail Party was first performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 1949. In 1950 the play had successful runs in London and New York theaters (the Broadway production received the 1950 Tony Award for Best Play.) It focuses on a troubled married couple who, through the intervention of a mysterious stranger, settle their problems and move on with their lives. The play starts out seeming to be a light satire of the traditional British drawing room comedy. As it progresses, however, the work becomes a darker philosophical treatment of human relations. As in many of Eliot's works, the play uses absurdist elements to expose the isolation of the human condition."

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