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Heaven's My Destination

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Thornton Wilder (Author)

Heaven's My Destination

Editura: PERENNIAL

Anul aparitiei: 2003

Drawing on such unique sources as the author's unpublished letters, business records, and obscure family recollections, Tappan Wilder's Afterword adds a special dimension to the reissue of this hilarious tale about goodness in a fallen world. 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.

  

The Cabala and the Woman of Andros

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The Cabala and the Woman of Andros

Editura: PERENNIAL

Anul aparitiei: 2007

Featuring an illuminating new foreword by Penelope Niven and a revealing afterword by Tappan Wilder, this reissue of two early books by Thornton Wilder reintroduces the reader to the author's first novel, The Cabala, and to The Woman of Andros, one of the inspirations for his Pulitzer Prize-winning play Our Town.A young American student spends a year in the exotic world of post-World War I Rome. While there, he experiences firsthand the waning days of a secret community (a "cabala") of decaying royalty, a great cardinal of the Roman Church, and an assortment of memorable American ex-pats. The Cabala, a semiautobiographical novel of unforgettable characters and human passions, launched Wilder's career as a celebrated storyteller and dramatist.The Woman of Andros, Wilder's best-selling novel, published in 1930, is set on the obscure Greek island of Brynos before the birth of Christ, and explores Everyman questions of what is precious about life and how we live, love, and die. Eight years later, Wilder would pose the same questions on the stage in a play titled Our Town, also set in an obscure location, this time a village in New Hampshire. The Woman of Andros is celebrated for some ...

  

The Selected Letters of Thornton Wilder

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The Selected Letters of Thornton Wilder

Editura: PERENNIAL

Anul aparitiei: 2009

Spanning his entire life, The Selected Letters of Thornton Wilder is a comprehensive and fascinating collection of the great American writer's correspondence. The author of such classics as Our Town and The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder was a born storyteller and dramatist--rare talents on glorious display in this volume of more than three hundred letters he penned to a vast array of famous friends and beloved relatives. Through Wilder's correspondence, readers can eavesdrop on his conversations with Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, Noël Coward, Gene Tunney, Laurence Olivier, Aaron Copland, Paul Hindemith, Leonard Bernstein, Edward Albee, and Mia Farrow. Equally absorbing are Wilder's intimate letters to his family. Wilder tells of roller-skating with Walt Disney, remembers an inaugural reception for FDR at the White House, describes his life as a soldier in two World Wars, and recalls dining out with Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor. In these pages, Thornton Wilder speaks for himself in his own unique, enduring voice--informing, encouraging, instructing, and entertaining with his characteristic wit, heart, and exuberance. ...

  

Bridge of San Luis Rey

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Bridge of San Luis Rey

Editura: PUTNAM

Anul aparitiei: 2001

An ancient bridge collapses over a gorge in Peru, hurling five people into the abyss. It seems a meaningless human tragedy. But one witness, a Franciscan monk, believes the deaths might not be as random as they appear. Convinced that the disaster is a punishment sent from Heaven, the monk sets out to discover all he can about the travellers. Page dim. 196 x 130 x 8 Series: Penguin Modern Classics Weight: 104 grams

  

Our Town

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Our Town

Editura: PUTNAM

Anul aparitiei: 2000

Finding the theatre of the 1920s lacking in bite and conviction, Thornton Wilder set out to bring back realism and to celebrate the innocent, simple and religious. This title includes "Our Town"; "The Skin of our Teeth"; and "The Matchmaker". Page dim. 195 x 127 x 18 Series: Penguin Modern Classics Weight: 196 grams

  

Wilder's Classic One Acts

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Wilder's Classic One Acts

Editura: SAMUEL FRENCH TRADE

Anul aparitiei: 2012

This collection of Wilder's most famous one act plays includes, The Long Christmas Dinner , The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden , Pullman Car Hiawatha , Queens of France , Such Things Only Happen in Books , and Love and How to Cure It . In these mini-masterpieces, Wilder experiments with techniques and dramatic forms he would later develop in his celebrated full-length works, Our Town , The Matchmaker , The Skin of Our Teeth , and The

  

Childhood

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Childhood

Editura: SAMUEL FRENCH TRADE

Anul aparitiei: 2011

Thornton Wilder Comedy Characters: 2 male, 3 female In this provocative, sometimes chilling comedy, Wilder renders a child's-eye view of the grown-up world, as a father, a mother and their three children play a revealing game of make-believe in which the children pretend to be orphans. Startling truths emerge on both sides, as pretense challenges the family to discard the traditional roles of parent, spouse, child, and sibling--blurring the lines between perception and rea

  

The Beaux' Stratagem

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The Beaux' Stratagem

Editura: SAMUEL FRENCH TRADE

Anul aparitiei: 2010

From the play by George Farquhar Comedy Characters: 8 male, 5female, with doubling Various Locations The play tells the story of two young bucks who, having spent all their money by living too well, leave London and roam from town to town in search of love and fortune. In order to find a wealthy heiress for at least one of them, they pose as master and servant - exchanging roles from one town to the next. In Lichfield, Aimwell is the master and Archer the servant, and there they m

  

The Ages of Man

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The Ages of Man

Editura: SAMUEL FRENCH TRADE

Anul aparitiei: 2012

Welcome to a new collection of Thornton Wilder's last plays - a series of one-acts that were part of his extravagantly ambitious project to creat two one-act play cycles based on the Deadly Sins and the Ages of Man. Published for the first time in a single acting edition, Wilder's Ages of Man presents his series of stirring short works that capture four important stages of life. Contents: Infancy Childhood Youth The Rivers Under t

  

The Seven Deadly Sins

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The Seven Deadly Sins

Editura: SAMUEL FRENCH TRADE

Anul aparitiei: 2012

Welcome to a new collection of Thornton Wilder's last plays - a series of one acts that were part of his extravagantly ambitious project to creat two one act play cycles based on the Deadly Sins and the Ages of Man. Published for the first time in a single acting edition, Wilder's The Seven Deadly Sins presents a series of short works depicting the complexity and consequences of human frailty. Contents: The Drunken Sisters (Gluttony) Bernice (Pride)

  

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

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The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Editura: PERFECTION LEARNING PRE BIND

Anul aparitiei: 2003

This beautiful new edition features unpublished notes for the novel and other illuminating documentary material, 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. This new edition of Wilder's 1928 Pulitzer Prize winning novel contains a new foreword by Russell Banks.

  

Our Town: A Play in Three Acts

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Our Town: A Play in Three Acts

Editura: PERFECTION LEARNING PRE BIND

Anul aparitiei: 2003

A handsome Perennial Classics edition of America's favourite play, "Our Town," winner of the Pulitzer Prize. 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 Wider's most renowned and most frequently performed play. This Perennial Classics edition includes a foreword by Donald Margulies and contains an afterword with documentary material edited by Tappan Wilder.

  

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

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The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Editura: BUCCANEER BOOKS INC

Anul aparitiei: 1991

  

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

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The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Editura: PERENNIAL

Anul aparitiei: 2014

This beautiful new edition of Thornton Wilder's classic novel features previously unpublished notes and other illuminating documentary material as well as an updated afterword by his nephew, Tappan Wilder, and a foreword by Russell Banks. "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, one of the towering achievements in American fiction, and a novel read throughout the world, begins. By fate or chance, a monk has witnessed the collapse. Brother Juniper, moved by the tragedy, embarks on a quest to prove a higher order is at work in the deaths of those who perished. His search leads readers on a timeless investigation into the nature of love and the meaning of the human condition.

  

Our Town: A Play in Three Acts

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Our Town: A Play in Three Acts

Editura: PERENNIAL

Anul aparitiei: 2013

"[Our Town] leaves us with a sense of blessing, and the unspoken but palpable command to achieve gratitude in what remains of our days on earth."-- New YorkerThornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of life in the mythical village of Grover's Corners, New Hampshire--an allegorical representation of all life--is an American classic. It is the simple story of a love affair that asks timeless questions about the meaning of love, life, and death. This beautifully designed Harper Perennial Deluxe Edition features French flaps and deckle-edged paper, making it the perfect gift book.Our Town explores the relationship between two young neighbors, George Gibbs and Emily Webb, whose childhood friendship blossoms into romance, and then culminates in marriage. When Emily loses her life in childbirth, the circle of life portrayed in each of the three acts--childhood, adulthood, and death--is fully realized.Widely considered one of the greatest American plays of all time, Our Town is also Wilder's most frequently staged play. It debuted on Broadway in 1938 and continues to be performed daily on stages all around the world. ...

  

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

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The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Editura: KESSINGER PUB LLC

Anul aparitiei: 2004

The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder's second novel, won him the first of his three Pulitzer Prizes. The novel opens in the aftermath of an inexplicable tragedy-a tiny footbridge in Peru breaks, and five travelers hurtle to their deaths. Most townspeople think to themselves with secret joy, "Within 10 minutes myself...." But for Brother Juniper, a humble Franciscan friar who witnesses the catastrophe, the question is inescapable: Why those five? Suddenly, Brother Juniper is committed to discover what manner of lives these five disparate people led-and whether it was divine intervention that took their lives, or a capricious fate. Wilder maintained in his works that true meaning and beauty are found in ordinary experience. This is especially true of The Bridge of San Luis Rey. From the very beginning to the stunning conclusion, the listener is absorbed into the individual stories of the five victims, and how their destinies intertwine.

  

American Characteristics and Other Essays

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American Characteristics and Other Essays

Editura: KESSINGER PUB LLC

Anul aparitiei: 2000

This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia

  

The Alcestiad

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The Alcestiad

Editura: SAMUEL FRENCH TRADE

Anul aparitiei: 2014

Thornton Wilder referred to The Alcestiad as "a mixture of religious revival, mother-love-dynamite, and heroic daring-do." In it, he retells the ancient legend of Alcestis, Queen of Thessaly, who gave her life for her husband Admetus, beloved of Apollo, and was brought back from Hell by Hercules. When the brave and confused Alcestis returns from the dead, asking large questions about what matters most in life and how we lead it, we catch more than a glimpse of Emily in Act III of Our T

  

Queens of France

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Queens of France

Editura: SAMUEL FRENCH TRADE

Anul aparitiei: 2013

In New Orleans in 1869, M'su Cahusac, a charlatan of a lawyer, preys on vulnerable women, convincing each one that she is a legitimate descendant of the long-lost Dauphin, who fled Paris for New Orleans at the age of 10 during the French Revolution. Therefore, he tells each victim, she is the rightful Queen of France. Tantalized by visions of wealth, palaces and power, each victim responds in her own fashion to this preposterous revelation, which the lawyer claims is supported by the Historical

  

Our Town: A Play in Three Acts

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Thornton Wilder (Author)

Our Town: A Play in Three Acts

Editura: SAMUEL FRENCH TRADE

Anul aparitiei: 2013

Winner! 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama In an important publishing event, Samuel French, in cooperation with the Thornton Wilder estate is pleased to release the playwright's definitive version of Our Town . This edition of the play differs only slightly from previous acting editions, yet it presents Our Town as Thornton Wilder wished it to be performed. Described by Edward Albee as "...the greatest American play ever written," the story follows the small town

  
 
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