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Wilder, Thornton 1897-1975

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The bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
398 editions published between 1924 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 9,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in 18th century Lima, Peru, a rickety bridge which has spanned a deep gorge for ages suddenly breaks, and five people plunge to their deaths. A priest who is deeply affected by the catastrophe decides to make an investigative study of the lives of the victims to determine if he can find some clue to God's intention in casting five dis-associated mortals into eternity at precisely the same moment
Our town, a play in three acts by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
120 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A play about the residents of Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, during the early years of the twentieth century, performed by actors working without props on a virtually empty stage
The ides of March by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
111 editions published between 1947 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 3,865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An epistolary novel re-creating the events leading to the assassination of Julius Caesar
The eighth day by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
70 editions published between 1959 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the turn of the century, an Illinois man is sentenced to death for the murder of a close friend, but escapes to South America to build a new world for himself and his family
Three plays : Our town, The skin of our teeth, The matchmaker by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
63 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From The Book's Cover: Three Plays: Our Town - Skin Of Our Teeth - The Matchmaker. This volume brings together the definitive texts of three outstanding plays by one of our most distinguished writers. Two of them, Our town and The Skin Of Our Teeth, were awarded the Pulitzer Prize. The Matchmaker has never before been published. Our Town has been revised from the previously published version. All three plays were hits the most recent being The Matchmaker, which was first presented at the Edinburgh Festival in the summer of 1954, then played at the Royal Theatre in London before opening in New York in the fall of 1955 for a run of 489 performances. In his new preface for this volume Mr. Wilder writers: "The theatre has lagged behind the other arts in finding the 'new ways' to express how men and women think and feel in our time. I am not one of the new dramatists we are looking for. I wish I were. I hope I have played a part in preparing the way for them. I am not an innovator but a rediscoverer of for-gotten goods and I hope a remover of obtrusive bric-a-brac. And as I view the work of my contemporaries I seem to feel that I am exceptional in one thing - I give (don't I?) the impression of having enormously enjoyed it
Theophilus North by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
50 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 3,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young man drifts into Newport and in his short stay of four months gently influences the lives of various people during the 1920's
Our town, a play in three acts by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
30 editions published between 1938 and 1996 in English and held by 2,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life in the town of Grover's Corners in New Hampshire as portrayed in the prize-winning play. First produced and published in 1938, this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of life in the small village of Grover's Corners has become an American classic and is Thornton Wilder's most renowned and most frequently performed play
Heaven's my destination by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
59 editions published between 1934 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meet George Marvin Brush -- Don Quixote come to Main Street in the Great Depression, and one of Thornton Wilder's most memorable characters. George Brush, a traveling textbook salesman, is a fervent religious convert who is determined to lead a good life. With sad and sometimes hilarious consequences, his travels take him through smoking cars, bawdy houses, banks, and campgrounds from Texas to Illinois -- and into the soul of America itself
Shadow of a doubt by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
61 editions published between 1942 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A beguiling murderer charms his unsuspecting family, but soon his niece and namesake begins to suspect her uncle is hiding some terrible secret
The long Christmas dinner, & other plays in one act by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
41 editions published between 1931 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The woman of Andros by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
52 editions published between 1930 and 1975 in 4 languages and held by 1,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes life in ancient Greece shortly before the beginning of the Christian era
The skin of our teeth : play in three acts by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
55 editions published between 1942 and 1972 in English and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The cabala by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
96 editions published between 1926 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ironic novel concerning the sophisticated but decaying Italian nobility of Rome in the 1920's
The Alcestiad : or, A life in the sun : a play in three acts, with a satyr play, the drunken sisters by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
10 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three plays : Our town, the skin of our teeth, the matchmaker by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
66 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume brings together the definitive texts of three outstanding plays by one of America's most distinguished writers. Includes a preface by the author
American characteristics and other essays by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
9 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The angel that troubled the waters, and other plays by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
33 editions published between 1928 and 2004 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collected short plays of Thornton Wilder by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Volume Two of the collected short plays by one of the greatest American playwrights of the 20th century. Now available once more here is the author's long out-of-print first collection of one-acts, The Angel that troubled Tthe waters, along with three occasional plays, two of them previously unpublished, and Wilder's full-length play, The Alcestiad, or a Life in the sun
The bridge of San Luis Rey and other novels, 1926-1948 by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents an anthology of novels, short stories, and essays
The letters of Gertrude Stein and Thornton Wilder by Gertrude Stein ( Book )
9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The friendship and correspondence of Gertrude Stein and Thornton Wilder encompassed the last twelve years of Stein's life and a period of major work by Wilder. A generation apart in age, the two writers met during Stein's acclaimed American lecture tour in 1934-35, during which they shared the experience of lecturing to audiences in the wake of great success. They quickly became mentor and pupil as well as friends, and Wilder eloquently passed on what Stein taught him through his introductions to her books. While Wilder supported Stein's efforts at publication, she held him to his vocation as a writer, urging him to ignore the distractions incurred by family and fortune. The letters between Stein and Wilder contain ideas and plans about publications, attitudes toward fame and work, and thoughts about other artists and people near to them. They also refer to European-American cultural relations prior to and through World War II, show how Stein and Wilder responded to critical reception of their new work, and above all, examine how the two writers affected one another's progress. It is clear from the letters that without their friendship, Stein's Narration lectures would not have come about, The Geographical History and the novel Ida would have become different books, and Wilder's Our Town might not have become the play we know. The edition, fully annotated by Edward M. Burns and Ulla E. Dydo, includes a detailed chronology of Stein's lecture tour prepared by William Rice, staging histories of Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth, and an account of Stein in World War II with new documentation
 
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Alternative Names
Niven Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975
Uaĭlder, Tornton, 1897-1975
Uajdler, Tornton, 1897-1975
Uajlder, Tornton
Uajlder, Tornton 1897-1975
Vāilḍara, Thôrnaṭana 1897-1975
Vailders, torntons, 1897-1975
Wilder, Thornton
Wilder, Thornton N.
Wilder, Thornton N. 1897-1975
Wilder, Thornton Nioen 1897-1975
Wilder, Thornton Niven.
Wilder, Thornton Niven, 1897-1975
וײלדר, תורנטון, 1897־1975
ثورنتون وايلدر، 1897-1975
وايلدر، ثورنتن، 1897-1975
ويلدر، ثورنتن، 1897-1975
ويلدر، ثورنتون، 1897-1975
ワイルダー, ソートン
ワイルダー, ソーントン
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