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Wilder, Thornton 1897-1975

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Works: 1,755 works in 6,255 publications in 30 languages and 115,432 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Domestic drama  Metadramas  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Epistolary fiction  Biographical fiction  Allegories 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Librettist, Translator, Contributor, Scenarist, Other, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Correspondent, Speaker, Conceptor, Recipient, Lyricist, Printer, Signer, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: PS3545.I345, 813.52
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The bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder( Book )
822 editions published between 1924 and 2016 in 20 languages and held by 9,987 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 disassociated mortals into eternity at precisely the same moment
Our town, a play in three acts by Thornton Wilder( Book )
445 editions published between 1938 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 7,523 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 )
308 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 4,235 libraries worldwide
An epistolary novel re-creating the events leading to the assassination of Julius Caesar
Three plays: Our town, The skin of our teeth, The matchmaker by Thornton Wilder( Book )
107 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,027 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 eighth day by Thornton Wilder( Book )
154 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,847 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 )
115 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 3,133 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
Heaven's my destination by Thornton Wilder( Book )
129 editions published between 1934 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,435 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
Shadow of a doubt by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
87 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,075 libraries worldwide
A beguiling murderer charms his unsuspecting family, but soon his niece and namesake begins to suspect her uncle is hiding a terrible secret
The woman of Andros by Thornton Wilder( Book )
102 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,702 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 )
53 editions published between 1931 and 1980 in English and held by 1,564 libraries worldwide
FIVE ONE ACT PLAYS PUBLISHED IN 1963 BY THE PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING NOVELIST AND PLAYWRIGHT
The cabala by Thornton Wilder( Book )
148 editions published between 1926 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,521 libraries worldwide
Ironic novel concerning the sophisticated but decaying Italian nobility of Rome in the 1920's
The skin of our teeth : play in three acts by Thornton Wilder( Book )
40 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,415 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 )
18 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 1,208 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. --readingandruminations.wordpress.com
American characteristics and other essays by Thornton Wilder( Book )
15 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in English and held by 1,113 libraries worldwide
The angel that troubled the waters, and other plays by Thornton Wilder( Book )
41 editions published between 1928 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,006 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
The bridge of San Luis Rey and other novels, 1926-1948 by Thornton Wilder( Book )
13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 965 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 897 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
Contemporary drama : eleven plays, American, English, European by Ernest Bradlee Watson( Book )
2 editions published between 1941 and 1956 in English and held by 875 libraries worldwide
For contents, see Author Catalog
Narration; four lectures by Gertrude Stein( Book )
32 editions published between 1935 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 476 libraries worldwide
Gertrude Stein delivered her Narration lectures at the University of Chicago in 1935. Stein had not been back to her home country since departing for France in 1903, and her remarks reflect on the changes in American culture after thirty years abroad. Narration reveals the writer's thoughts about the energy and mobility of the American people, the effect of modernism on literary form, the nature of history and its recording
The collected short plays of Thornton Wilder by Thornton Wilder( Book )
15 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
<Div>The second and concluding volume of Thornton Wilder's short plays.</div>
 
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Alternative Names
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 écrivain américain
Thornton Wilder scrittore statunitense
Thornton Wilder US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Torton Uajdler
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Vāilḍara, Thôrnaṭana 1897-1975
Vailders, torntons 1897-1975
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Wilder Thornton N.
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Wilder Thornton Niven 1897-1975
Θόρντον Ουάιλντερ
Торнтон Вайлдер
Тортон Уайдлер
Уайлдер Т
Уайлдер, Т 1897-1975
Уайлдер Т. Н
Уайлдер Т. Н. 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
تورنتون وایلدر
ثورنتون وايلدر، 1897-1975
وايلدر، ثورنتن، 1897-1975
ويلدر، ثورنتن، 1897-1975
ويلدر، ثورنتون، 1897-1975
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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
ソーントン・ワイルダー
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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