Thornton Wilder - A Life

Author(s): Penelope Niven

Literary biography

"Thornton Wilder: A Life brings readers face to face with the extraordinary man who made words come alive around the world, on the stage and on the page." --James Earl Jones, actor "Comprehensive and wisely fashioned....A splendid and long needed work." --Edward Albee, playwright Thornton Wilder--three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, creator of such enduring stage works as Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth, and beloved novels like Bridge of San Luis Ray and Theophilus North--was much more than a pivotal figure in twentieth century American theater and literature. He was a world-traveler, a student, a teacher, a soldier, an actor, a son, a brother, and a complex, intensely private man who kept his personal life a secret. In Thornton Wilder: A Life, author Penelope Niven pulls back the curtain to present a fascinating, three-dimensional portrait one of America's greatest playwrights, novelists, and literary icons.

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780060831363
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • : October 2012
  • : 1.647 Inches X 6 Inches X 9 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 848
  • : Penelope Niven