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Theophilus North

Author: Thornton Wilder
Publisher: New York : Avon, 1974, ©1973.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This novel is part autobiographical and part the imagined adventure of Wilder's twin brother who died at birth. Setting out to see the world in the summer of 1926, Theophilus North gets as far as Newport, Rhode Island, before his car breaks down. To support himself, Theophilus takes jobs in the elegant mansions along Ocean Drive, just as Wilder himself did in the same decade. Soon the young man finds himself playing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thornton Wilder
ISBN: 0380001608 9780380001606
OCLC Number: 1957251
Description: 351 pages ; 18 cm
Responsibility: Thornton Wilder.

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This novel is part autobiographical and part the imagined adventure of Wilder's twin brother who died at birth. Setting out to see the world in the summer of 1926, Theophilus North gets as far as Newport, Rhode Island, before his car breaks down. To support himself, Theophilus takes jobs in the elegant mansions along Ocean Drive, just as Wilder himself did in the same decade. Soon the young man finds himself playing the roles of tutor, spy, confidant, lover, friend, and enemy as he becomes entangled in the intrigues of both upstairs and downstairs in a glittering society dominated by leisure.

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