The front lines of World War I may be in the battle-scarred field of France, but inside this dugout the essence of England in mixed with the hard-packed dirt of the walls and floor. Journey’s End follows a group of British infantry officers lead by a Captain Stanhope. While Stanhope is determined in his duties, after three years in the trenches he is utterly exhausted, absolutely terrified and completely unprepared to face the wide-eyed hero worship of a junior schoolmate, Raleigh, who has just been assigned to his command.
Journey’s End was the seventh play written by R.C. Sherriff. After facing rejection from theatre company after theatre company, Sherriff’s WWI drama was granted a single performance by the Incorporated Stage Society at the Apollo Theatre in London on December 9, 1928. A young Laurence Olivier played Stanhope in that first performance to great success, launching the play into a two-year run across various West End theatres.
- Title: Journey’s End
- Author: R.C. Sherriff
- Publisher: Penguin Books
- Series: The Fireside Theatre Library of Stage Classics
- Year: 1983
- Place: New York
- Length: 95pp
- Dimensions: 5.75” x 8.5”
- ISBN: 0140186581
- Condition: The dustjacket in great condition—vibrant colors and only minor wear along the fold and edges. The boards are in pristine condition. Pages are clean and crisp—no tears or folds and no extraneous marks.