The Cocktail Party Author:T. S. Eliot Note: This version is copyrighted 1950. — T. S. Eliot was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1888. At eighteen he entered Harvard and following graduation went abroad, and later taught in a boys' school briefly before spending eight years in Lloyds Bank in London. In 1925 he entered book publishing, and he is today a director of the English firm ... more »Faber and Faber. In 1948, King George VI bestowed the Order of Merit on him, and that same year he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Mr. Eliot is a British subject.
Four of Mr. Eliot's verse plays are now available in Harvest editions: "The Cocktail Party," "The Confidential Clerk," "The Family Reunion," "Murder in the Cathedral."« less