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Wilder, Thornton 1897-1975

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The bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder( Book )

743 editions published between 1924 and 2020 in 20 languages and held by 9,636 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 )

208 editions published between 1938 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 6,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play is a study of life, love, and death in a New England town at the turn of the 20th century
The ides of March by Thornton Wilder( Book )

307 editions published between 1938 and 2020 in 14 languages and held by 4,174 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 )

150 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,639 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
Theophilus North by Thornton Wilder( Book )

106 editions published between 1973 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 2,826 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
Three plays by Thornton Wilder( Book )

160 editions published between 1957 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 2,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents three plays by American playwright Thornton Wilder, written between 1938 and 1955, including "Our Town," "The Skin of Our Teeth," and "The Matchmaker."
Heaven's my destination by Thornton Wilder( Book )

90 editions published between 1934 and 2020 in 10 languages and held by 2,251 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
Three plays: Our town, The skin of our teeth, The matchmaker by Thornton Wilder( Book )

18 editions published between 1957 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,006 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
The woman of Andros by Thornton Wilder( Book )

101 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes life in ancient Greece shortly before the beginning of the Christian era
Shadow of a doubt by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

49 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A calculating and charming killer hides out in his relatives' small hometown. There, he befriends his favorite niece and namesake, who begins to suspect her uncle may be the famed Merry Widow murderer. A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues as the psychopathic killer plots the death of his young niece to protect his secret
The cabala by Thornton Wilder( Book )

160 editions published between 1926 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ironic novel concerning the sophisticated but decaying Italian nobility of Rome in the 1920's
The long Christmas dinner, & other plays in one act by Thornton Wilder( Book )

29 editions published between 1931 and 1980 in English and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The skin of our teeth : play in three acts by Thornton Wilder( Book )

46 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in English and held by 1,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play "about one ordinary human man and his ordinary human wife whose ordinary humanness carries on through the most fantastic vagaries of history."
The Alcestiad : or, A life in the sun : a play in three acts, with a satyr play, The drunken sisters by Thornton Wilder( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Alcestiad by Thornton Wilder tells the story of Admetus, King of Thessaly (rich in horses), his wife Alcestis, and the triumphs and tragedies they endure as favorites of the god Apollo. Every major event in their marriage is a direct result of the interference of Apollo, though this is not made clear in The Alcestiad. Rather, the extent of Apollo's involvement is made clear in the accompanying satyr play, The Drunken Sisters.
The collected short plays of Thornton Wilder by Thornton Wilder( )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second and concluding volume of Thornton Wilder's short plays
The angel that troubled the waters, and other plays by Thornton Wilder( Book )

46 editions published between 1928 and 2013 in English and held by 1,116 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."
American characteristics and other essays by Thornton Wilder( Book )

17 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in English and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected short plays of Thornton Wilder by Thornton Wilder( )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 999 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 bridge of San Luis Rey and other novels, 1926-1948 by Thornton Wilder( Book )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an anthology of novels, short stories, and essays
The collected short plays of Thornton Wilder by Thornton Wilder( Book )

in English and held by 860 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
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Shadow of a doubt
Our town : a play in three actsThe ides of MarchThe eighth dayTheophilus NorthThree playsHeaven's my destinationShadow of a doubtThe cabala
Alternative Names
Niven Wilder, Thornton

Niven Wilder, Thornton 1897-1975

Thornton Niven Wilder

Thornton Wilder

Thornton Wilder American playwright and novelist

Thornton Wilder americký spisovatel a dramatik

Thornton Wilder Amerikaans auteur

Thornton Wilder Dramaturgo y novelista estadounidense destacado. Famoso por su obra "Los idus de Marzo".

Thornton Wilder écrivain américain

Thornton Wilder scrittore statunitense

Thornton Wilder US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Torton Uajdler

Uaĭlder, Tornton

Uaĭlder, Tornton 1897-1975

Uajdler, Tornton 1897-1975

Uajlder, Tornton.

Uajlder, Tornton 1897-1975

Vāilḍara, Thôrnaṭana

Vāilḍara, Thôrnaṭana 1897-1975

Vailderis T.

Vailderis Torntonas

Vailders, T. (Torntons), 1897-1975

Vailders, Torntons

Vailders, torntons 1897-1975

Vajlder, Tornton

Vāyldar, Tī., 1897-1975

Wāyldir, Ṯūrntūn 1897-1975

Wilder, T. 1897-1975

Wilder T. N.

Wilder T. N. 1897-1975

Wilder Thornot

Wilder, Thornton

Wilder Thornton N.

Wilder, Thornton N. 1897-1975

Wilder, Thornton Nioen

Wilder, Thornton Nioen 1897-1975

Wilder Thornton Niven

Wilder Thornton Niven 1897-1975

Wilderis Thorntonas

Wilderis Torntonas

Γουάιλντερ Θόρντον 1897-1975

Θόρντον Ουάιλντερ

Θόρντον Ουάιλντερ Αμερικανός συγγραφέας

Νάιβεν Γουάιλντερ Θόρντον 1897-1975

Ουάιλντερ Θόρντον 1897-1975

Торнтон Вайлдер

Торнтън Уайлдър американски драматург, преводач и писател

Тортон Уайдлер

Уайлдер Т

Уайлдер, Т 1897-1975

Уайлдер Т. Н

Уайлдер Т. Н. 1897-1975

Уайлдер Торнтон

Уайлдер, Торнтон, 1897-1975

Уайлдер, Торнтон американский прозаик, драматург и эссеист

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וויילדר, תורנטון נייוון

ויילדר, תורנטון

וילדר, תורנטון 1897-1975

וײלדר, תורנטון

וײלדר, תורנטון 1897־1975

תורנטון ויילדר סופר ומחזאי אמריקאי

تورنتون وایلدر

تورنتون وایلدر داستان‌سرا و نمایشنامه‌نویس آمریکایی

ثورنتون وايلدر

ثورنتون وايلدر، 1897-1975

ثورنتون وايلدر كاتب مسرحي وروائي أمريكي

وايلدر، تى.

وايلدر، ثورنتن، 1897-1975

وايلدر، ثورنتون،, 1897-1975.

ويلدر، ثورنتن، 1897-1975

ويلدر، ثورنتون، 1897-1975

थॉर्नटन वाइल्डर

वाइल्डर, थॉर्नटन

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손턴 와일더

와일더, 도온턴 니븐 1897-1975

와일더, 손턴 1897-1975

와일더, 손턴 니븐 1897-1975

와일더, 손튼 1897-1975

와일더, 손튼 니븐 1897-1975

와일더, 쏘온턴 1897-1975

ウィルダア, ソーントン


ワイルダー, T.

ワイルダー, ソートン

ワイルダー, ソーントン


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