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Thornton Wilder: The Eighth Day, Theophilus North, Autobiographical Writings

Thornton Wilder

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ISBN : 9781598531466
Hardcover
864 pages
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The best thing he ever wrote, observed Edmund Wilson of Thornton Wilders National Book Award winner The Eighth Day (1967), an enthralling novel that shows Wilder revisiting the small-town America of Our Town to fashion a philosophical whodunit. AMoreThe best thing he ever wrote, observed Edmund Wilson of Thornton Wilders National Book Award winner The Eighth Day (1967), an enthralling novel that shows Wilder revisiting the small-town America of Our Town to fashion a philosophical whodunit. A wrongful conviction for murder and a daring rescue lead to a meditation on justice, destiny, and the impassioned will, for which nothing is impossible. Wilders last novel, the semi-autobiographical Theophilus North (1973), is an affectionate portrait of Newport, Rhode Island, in the 1920s and a playful, valedictory glance at Wilders young manhood. Completing this volume are three never-before- published reminiscences taken from an unfinished autobiography in which Wilder engagingly recalls his childhood stay at a boarding school in China, his time as an undergraduate at Yale, and the uneasy experience of visiting Salzburg not long before Austria was annexed by the Nazis.