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Thornton Wilder (1897-1975) was an accomplished novelist and playwright whose works, exploring the connection between the commonplace and cosmic dimensions of human experience, continue to be read and produced around the world. His novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey, one of seven, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1928, as did two of his four full-length dramas: Our Town (1938) and The Skin of Our Teeth (1943). Wilder's The Matchmaker was adapted as the musical Hello, Dolly!. He also enjoyed enormous success with many other forms of the written and spoken word, among them teaching, acting, the opera, and cinema. His screenplay for Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt (1943) remains a classic psycho-thriller to this day. Wilder's many honors include the Gold Medal for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the National Book Committee's Medal for Literature.
I like Thornton Wilder, usually. This one loves its quirky words, long and wandering passages, glacial pace and, to me, unnecessary side trips. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
Wow, this book is a classic.
Wonderful story about the families that lived at the time the author was writing about.
Great twists in the story line. Read more
Not one of his better efforts, but when a genius has an off day the result is still worth reading.Published 15 days ago by J.A.B.
It is an interesting book to have read as the structue is orginal. But it is too long, too rambling and there is no sustained character development.Published 16 days ago by Michael Purtell
I really liked it, but I found the pacing difficult at times; jumping around. But I drfinately want to reread it.Published 17 days ago by mourning dove