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The Hairy Ape

A Comedy of Ancient and Modern Life

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Author: Eugene O'Neill
Language: English
Wordcount: 15,936 / 52 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 4,261 5356
Genres: Drama, Humor

He seems broader, fiercer, more truculent, more powerful, more sure of himself than the rest. They respect his superior strength--the grudging respect of fear. Then, too, he represents to them a self-expression, the very last word in what they are, their most highly developed individual.

VOICES--Gif me trink dere, you!

'Ave a wet!




Drunk as a lord, God stiffen you!

Here's how!


Pass back that bottle, damn you!

Pourin' it down his neck!

Ho, Froggy! Where the devil have you been?

La Touraine.

I hit him smash in yaw, py Gott!

Jenkins--the First--he's a rotten swine--

And the coppers nabbed him--and I run--

I like peer better. It don't pig head gif you.

A slut, I'm sayin'! She robbed me aslape--

To hell with 'em all!

You're a bloody liar!

Say dot again!

[Commotion. Two men about to fight are pulled apart.]

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
zayreen ceniza

this is a very good episode nice



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