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Wilder, A. Tappan

Overview
Works: 63 works in 104 publications in 2 languages and 4,507 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Domestic drama  Metadramas  Comedy plays  Theatrical adaptations  Allegories  Historical fiction  History  Acting editions 
Roles: Editor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Author, Other
Classifications: PS3545.I345, 812.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by A. Tappan Wilder
The collected short plays of Thornton Wilder by Thornton Wilder( Book )

in English and held by 898 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collection of one-acts, The Angel that troubled Tthe waters, along with three occasional plays, two of them previously unpublished, and Wilder's full-length play, The Alcestiad, or a Life in the sun
Three plays: Our town, The skin of our teeth, The matchmaker by Thornton Wilder( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Our Town was first produced and published in 1938 to wide acclaim. This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of life in the town of Grover's Corners, an allegorical representation of all life, has become a classic. It is Thornton Wilder's most renowned and most frequently performed play. It is now reissued in this handsome hardcover edition, featuring a new Foreword by Donald Margulies, who writes, "You are holding in your hands a great American play. Possibly the great American play." In addition, Tappan Wilder has written an eye-opening new Afterword, which includes Thornton Wilder's unpublished notes and other illuminating photographs and documentary material." ... from publisher's description
The bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in French and English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This beautiful new edition features unpublished notes for the novel and other illuminating documentary mate- rial, all of which is included in a new Afterword by Tappan Wilder. "On Friday noon, July the twentieth, 1714,the finest bridge in all Peru broke and precipitated five travelers into the gulf below." With this celebrated sentence Thornton Wilder begins The Bridge of San Luis Rey, one of the towering achievements in American fiction and a novel read throughout the world. By chance, a monk witnesses the tragedy. Brother Juniper then embarks on a quest to prove that it was divine intervention rather than chance that led to the deaths of those who perished in the tragedy. His search leads to his own death -- and to the author's timeless investigation into the nature of love and the meaning of the human condition
The collected short plays of Thornton Wilder by Thornton Wilder( Book )

13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of seventeen one-act plays by American playwright Thornton Wilder, including the 1931 publication "The Long Christmas Dinner and Other Plays, " and works from two play cycles, "The Seven Deadly Sins" and "The Seven Ages of Man, " which he wrote in the 1950s and 60s
The collected short plays of Thornton Wilder by Thornton Wilder( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<Div>The second and concluding volume of Thornton Wilder's short plays.</div>
And the sea shall give up its dead by Thornton Wilder( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Happy journey to Trenton and Camden by Thornton Wilder( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A father, mother and two of their three surviving children drive from Newark, New Jersey to Camden to visit their married daughter, who has recently lost her baby in childbirth. Their journey is punctuated by talk, laughter, memories (some mundane, some happy, some painful), and appreciation of the Now - ham and eggs, flowers, family, sunsets and the joy of being alive. In this family drama, nothing much happens-and yet everything important happens. As Ma Kirby says, 'There's nothin' like bein' liked by your family.'" -- from Publisher
Fanny Otcott by Thornton Wilder( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mozart and the gray steward by Thornton Wilder( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seven ages of man : infancy by Thornton Wilder( )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nascuntur poetae by Thornton Wilder( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brother fire by Thornton Wilder( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seven deadly sins by Thornton Wilder( )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flight into Egypt by Thornton Wilder( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proserpina and the devil by Thornton Wilder( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now the servant's name was Malchus by Thornton Wilder( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The penny that Beauty spent by Thornton Wilder( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The long Christmas dinner. Opera in one act by Thornton Wilder( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The angel on the ship by Thornton Wilder( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The angel that troubled the waters, and other plays by Thornton Wilder( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his Foreword to The Angel That Troubled the Waters and Other Plays, published in 1928, Wilder explained that almost all the playlets in the book are religious, "but religious in that dilute fashion that is a believer's concession to a contemporary standard of good manners." He wanted to explore religious themes and questions without being preachy, or didactic ... In fact, it was often his intention in such playlets as this one to stand the biblical story on its head -to shake up the language, as it were. He also said--about his plays dealing with religious themes and stories--that in "these matters beyond logic, beauty is the only persuasion."--Www.throntonwilder.com
 
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The collected short plays of Thornton Wilder
Alternative Names
Tappan Wilder, A.

Wilder, Amos Tappan

Languages
English (57)

French (2)

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Three plays: Our town, The skin of our teeth, The matchmakerThe bridge of San Luis ReyThe collected short plays of Thornton WilderThe collected short plays of Thornton Wilder