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Our Town (SparkNotes)
SparkNotes Editors
1586634836
July 2002
Paperback
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Brooks Atkinson
"Taking as his material three periods in the history of a placid New Hampshire twon, Mr. Wilder has transformed the simple events of human life into universal reverie. He has given familiar facts a deeply moving, philosophical perspective...Our Town is one of the finest achievements of the current stage." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
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Our Town: A Play in Three Acts
Thornton Wilder
0060512636
September 2003
Paperback
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Brooks Atkinson
"Taking as his material three periods in the history of a placid New Hampshire twon, Mr. Wilder has transformed the simple events of human life into universal reverie. He has given familiar facts a deeply moving, philosophical perspective...Our Town is one of the finest achievements of the current stage." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
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...


The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Thornton Wilder
1565119371
Jan 2005
Audio Compact Disc - Unabridged
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From AudioFile
In this Pulitzer Prize winner, a bridge collapses in eighteenth-century Peru; five die. Who were they? In the answer to that question lie numerous cosmic ironies, which are related in a melancholy narrative of great power, simplicity and beauty. Waterston, star of NBC's "Law and Order," never possessed a strong voice. Time has made it hoarse and scratchy. Nonetheless, he reads intelligently with just the right sombre tone. As is usual with HighBridge titles, the sound quality is pristine. Y.R. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

-- New York Herald Tribune
"A masterpiece" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Bridge of San Luis Rey
Thornton Wilder
0060088877
March 2003
Paperback
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From AudioFile
In this Pulitzer Prize winner, a bridge collapses in eighteenth-century Peru; five die. Who were they? In the answer to that question lie numerous cosmic ironies, which are related in a melancholy narrative of great power, simplicity and beauty. Waterston, star of NBC's "Law and Order," never possessed a strong voice. Time has made it hoarse and scratchy. Nonetheless, he reads intelligently with just the right sombre tone. As is usual with HighBridge titles, the sound quality is pristine. Y.R. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

-- New York Herald Tribune
"A masterpiece" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Thornton Wilders' Our Town
W. Meitcke
0764191330
Dec 1985
Paperback
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Book Description
A lively, in-depth discussion of OUR TOWN. Students are taken on a journey of discovery through every scene or chapter. Also included are unique text notes, ideas for themes and term papers, notes on the author's life as well as a glossary.

Card catalog description
A guide to reading "Our Town" with a critical and appreciative mind encouraging analysis of plot, style, form, and structure. Also includes background on the author's life and times, sample tests, term paper suggestions, and a reading list. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Thornton Wilder
Portia Williams Weiskel
0791070336
September 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Thornton Wilder had a gift for framing random and ordinary moments of life, an effect he perfected for his audiences. This volume gathers together some of the most respected criticism on the author's work. Examined texts include Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth. This series is edited by Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities, Yale University; Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Professor of English, New York University Graduate School; preeminent literary critic of our time. Titles present the most important 20th-century criticism on major works from The Odyssey through modern literature reflecting a variety of schools of criticism. Texts also contain critical biographies, notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index, and an introductory essay by Bloom.


And Ladies of the Club
Helen Hooven Hooven Santmyer
0425174409
April 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
A #1 New York Times bestseller--and an American classic--now in trade paperback...

A groundbreaking bestseller with two and a half million copies in print, "...And Ladies of the Club" centers on the members of a book club and their struggles to understand themselves, each other, and the tumultuous world they live in. A true classic, it is sure to enchant, enthrall, and intrigue readers for years to come.

"A great novel that is American to its core...so gently memorable, so bursting with life, that those who abandon themselves to its pages will find it claiming a permanent place close to their hearts." --New York Daily News

"A warm, evocative, often hilarious picture of society, culture, politics and family life." --Atlanta Constitution

"A warmly human...


Heaven's My Destination
Thornton Wilder
0060088893
Sept 2003
Paperback
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Book Description

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.

About the Author

Thornton Wilder (1897–1975) is an accomplished novelist and...



Bridge of San Luis Rey
Thornton Wilder
0060580615
January 2004
Hardcover
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From AudioFile
In this Pulitzer Prize winner, a bridge collapses in eighteenth-century Peru; five die. Who were they? In the answer to that question lie numerous cosmic ironies, which are related in a melancholy narrative of great power, simplicity and beauty. Waterston, star of NBC's "Law and Order," never possessed a strong voice. Time has made it hoarse and scratchy. Nonetheless, he reads intelligently with just the right sombre tone. As is usual with HighBridge titles, the sound quality is pristine. Y.R. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

-- New York Herald Tribune
"A masterpiece" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

See all Editorial Reviews


Conversations with Thornton Wilder
Thornton Wilder
0878055142
November 1991
Paperback
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The Eighth Day
Thornton Wilder
0060088915
Nov 2006
Paperback
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Theophilus North
Thornton Wilder
0060088923
Apr 2003
(Paperback) - Anniv. Ed.
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Book Description

Marking the thirtieth anniversary of Theophilus North, this beautiful new edition features Wilder's unpublished notes for the novel and other illuminating documentary material, all of which is included in a new Afterword by Tappan Wilder.

The last of Wilder's works published during his lifetime, this novel is part autobiographical and part the imagined adventure of his 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...



The Skin of Our Teeth
Thornton Wilder
0060088931
March 2003
Paperback
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Book Description

A timeless statement about human foibles . . . and human endurance, this beautiful new edition features Wilder's unpublished production notes, diary entries, and other illuminating documentary material, all of which is included in a new Afterword by Tappan Wilder.

Time magazine called The Skin of Our Teeth "a sort of Hellzapoppin' with brains," as it broke from established theatrical conventions and walked off with the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama. Combining farce, burlesque, and satire (among other styles), Thornton Wilder departs from his studied use of nostalgia and sentiment in Our Town to have an Eternal Family narrowly escape one disaster after another, from ancient times to the present. Meet George and Maggie Antrobus (married only 5,000 years); their two children, Gladys and...



Thornton Wilder and the Puritan Narrative Tradition
Lincoln Konkle
0826216242
January 2006
Hardcover
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The Ides of March
Thornton Wilder
0060088907
August 2003
Paperback
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Book Description

Drawing on such unique sources as Thornton Wilder's unpublished letters, journals, and selections from the extensive annotations Wilder made years later in the margins of the book, Tappan Wilder's Afterword adds a special dimension to the reissue of this internationally acclaimed novel.

The Ides of March, first published in 1948, is a brilliant epistolary novel set in Julius Caesar's Rome. Thornton Wilder called it "a fantasia on certain events and persons of the last days of the Roman republic." Through vividly imagined letters and documents, Wilder brings to life a dramatic period of world history and one of history's most magnetic, elusive personalities.

In this inventive narrative, the Caesar of history becomes Caesar the human being. Wilder also resurrects the controversial figures surrounding...



Three Plays
Thornton Wilder
0060512644
Nov 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
This omnibus volume brings together the definitive texts of three outstanding plays by one of America's most distinguished writers. Thronton Wilder was equally prolific and successful as a dramatist and novelist. Our Town (1938) and The Skin of Our Teeth (1942) were each awarded the Pulitzer Prize. The Matchmaker (1955) was originally staged as The Merchant of Yonkers (1938) and later appeared as a hit musical, Hello Dolly! (1964). --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author
Thornton Wilder was born in 1897.His plays include Our Town, The Skin of Our Teeth, and The Matchmaker, and his novels include The Eighth Day and Theophilus North. He was awarded the first of three Pulitzer Prizes for The Bridges of San Luis Rey. He died in 1975. ...

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