Wilder, Thornton 1897-1975
Most widely held works about Thornton Wilder
Most widely held works by Thornton Wilder
The bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
451 editions published between 1924 and 2011 in 28 languages and held by 5,223 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 )
307 editions published between 1935 and 2010 in 23 languages and held by 3,746 libraries worldwide
About daily life in the fictional town of Grover's Corners, N. H.
The eighth day by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
91 editions published between 1959 and 2006 in 16 languages and held by 3,549 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.
The ides of March by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
182 editions published between 1947 and 2005 in 16 languages and held by 3,338 libraries worldwide
An epistolary novel re-creating the events leading to the assassination of Julius Caesar.
Theophilus North by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
63 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in 12 languages and held by 2,923 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 : Our town, The skin of our teeth, The matchmaker by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
44 editions published between 1957 and 1998 in English and Chinese and held by 2,571 libraries worldwide
"A collection of three titles first copyrighted 1938, 1942, and 1955 respectively. In 'Our Town,' the dead of a New Hampshire village of the early 1900s appreciate life more than the living. 'The Skin of our Teeth' is an allegorical fantasy about man's struggle to survive. 'The Matchmaker' is a romantic farce set in the 1880's."
Heaven's my destination by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
89 editions published between 1934 and 2003 in 13 languages and held by 2,175 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.
The skin of our teeth : play in three acts by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
106 editions published between 1942 and 2008 in 14 languages and held by 1,530 libraries worldwide
Presents the text of the 1943 Pulitzer Prize-winning play in which the Eternal Family, George and Maggie Antrobus, their children Gladys and Henry, and their maid Sabina, endure thousands of years of near disasters.
The woman of Andros by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
52 editions published between 1930 and 1997 in 7 languages and held by 1,483 libraries worldwide
Describes life in ancient Greece shortly before the beginning of the Christian era.
The long Christmas dinner, & other plays in one act by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
38 editions published between 1931 and 1980 in English and Italian and held by 1,367 libraries worldwide
The cabala by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
105 editions published between 1925 and 2006 in 11 languages and held by 1,236 libraries worldwide
Two novels in one volume.
Thornton Wilder : collected plays & writings on theater by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,236 libraries worldwide
This collection takes the measure of Wilder's extraordinary career as a dramatist by presenting the complete span of his achievement, beginning with his early expressionist experiments and daring one-act plays, ranging through the full flowering of maturity, and encompassing the intriguing dramatic projects of his later years, such as his adaptation of the ancient story of Alcestis (The Alcestiad) and plays written for dramatic cycles based on the Seven Deadly Sins and the varied ages of an individual's life. Complementing the selection of plays is an illuminating group of essays that captures Wilder's reflections on his plays and contains a revealing epistolary account of the film adaptation of Our Town, as well as evaluations of dramatists such as Sophocles, George Bernard Shaw, and the Austrian satirist Johann Nestroy (whose farce Einen Jux will er sich machen Wilder brilliantly transformed into The Matchmaker).--From publisher description.
The Alcestiad : or, A life in the sun : a play in three acts, with a satyr play, the drunken sisters by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
8 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 1,220 libraries worldwide
Three plays by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
46 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,192 libraries worldwide
American characteristics and other essays by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
9 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in English and held by 1,187 libraries worldwide
The collected short plays of Thornton Wilder by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
18 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,061 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 journals of Thornton Wilder, 1939-1961 by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
7 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 1,030 libraries worldwide
Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a doubt ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1943 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 957 libraries worldwide
Joseph Cotten stars as Uncle Charlie, a calculating and charming killer who hides out in his relatives' small hometown. There, he befriends his favorite niece and namesake, Young Charlie. But she begins to suspect he 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.
Our town, a play in three acts by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
13 editions published between 1938 and 1992 in English and held by 913 libraries worldwide
This play deals with a widow and her 2 daughters, one who finds fulfillment in a science project. 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.
The angel that troubled the waters, and other plays by Thornton Wilder ( Book )
22 editions published between 1928 and 1982 in English and German and held by 816 libraries worldwide
Accident victims Alcestis (Greek mythology) American drama Authors, American Biographical fiction Biography Bridges--Accidents Caesar, Julius Christian converts City and town life Criticism, interpretation, etc. Death Depressions Diaries Drama Drama Dramatists, American Epistolary fiction Families Feature films Feature films Fiction Heads of state History Humorous stories Illinois Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) Literature Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Middle West Murder Narration (Rhetoric) New Hampshire Peru Records and correspondence Rhode Island--Newport Rich people Rome Stein, Gertrude,--1874-1946 Teachers Technique Textbooks--Publishing Theater Traveling sales personnel United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Wilder, Thornton,--1897-1975 Young men Young women
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Multiple languages (13)
Greek, Modern (8)
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