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The Skin of Our Teeth, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, , The Cabala, The Eighth Day, Theophilus North, Heaven's My Destination, The Ides of March, , Our Town
Drawing on such unique sources as the authors unpublished letters, business records, and obscure family recollections, Tappan Wilders Afterword adds a special dimension to the reissue of this hilarious tale about goodness in a fallen world.
Meet George Marvin BrushDon Quixote come to Main Street in the Great Depression, and one of Thornton Wilders 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 Illinoisand into the soul of America itself., 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 and human endurance, this beautiful new edition features Wilder's unpublished production notes, diary entries, and other illuminating documentary material, all of which is included in a new Afterword by Tappan Wilder.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 Henry (perfect in every way!); and their maid, Sabina (the ageless vamp) as they overcome ice, flood, and war -- by the skin of their teeth., Featuring a beautiful new cover and author biography, this novel, which brought Wilder his first Pulitzer Prize, tells the story of a monk's quest to find meaning behind the deaths of five people killed in the collapse of a Peruvian bridge.,