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Heaven's my destination

Author: Thornton Wilder
Publisher: New York : Perennial, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Perennial edView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humorous stories
Humorous fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thornton Wilder
ISBN: 0060088893 9780060088897
OCLC Number: 52429672
Notes: Includes foreword by J.D. McClatchy.
Description: xix, 215 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: George Brush tries to save some souls in Texas and Oklahoma --
Doremus Blodgett and Margie McCoy --
Thoughts on arriving at the age of twenty-three --
Brush draws his savings from the bank --
His criminal record: Incarceration No. 2 --
Oklahoma City --
Chiefly conversation --
The adventure in the barn --
Margie McCoy gives some advice --
Good times at Camp Morgan --
Dick Roberts' nightmares --
Dinner with Mississippi Corey --
Further good times at Camp Morgan --
Important conversation with a girl named Jessie Mayhew --
Dick Roberts' nightmares concluded --
George Brush refuses some money --
Kansas City --
Queenie's boarding-house --
First word of Father Pasziewski --
George Brush drunk and disorderly --
Kansas City --
Sunday dinner at Ma Crofut's --
More news of Father Pasziewski --
A moment of dejection in a Kansas City hospital --
Three adventures of varying educational importance: the evangelist; the medium; first steps in ahimsa --
Kansas City --
The courting of Roberta Weyerhauser --
Herb's legacies --
Ozarksville, Missouri --
Rhoda May Gruber --
Mrs. Efrim's hold-up man --
George Brush's criminal record: Incarceration No. 3 --
Ozarksville, Missouri --
George Brush meets a great man and learns something of importance about himself --
The trial --
A road in Missouri --
Chiefly conversation, including the account of a religious conversion --
George Brush again sins against ahimsa --
Kansas City --
Serious conversation in a park --
A wedding --
Practically an American home --
George Brush loses something --
Last news of Father Pasziewski --
Thoughts on arriving at the age of twenty-four.
Responsibility: Thornton Wilder.
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"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."--Amazon.com description.

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