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Theophilus North

Wilder, Thornton

Published by Harper & Row, 1973
ISBN 10: 0060146362 / ISBN 13: 9780060146368
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Title: Theophilus North

Publisher: Harper & Row

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed


Fourth printing. Inscribed, SIGNED, and dated by Thornton Wilder on the title page. The volume is creased on the spine, lightly foxed on the top edges, as well as the first four leaves and the contents are a bit shaken. The unclipped dust jacket, sleeved in mylar, is perimeter toned, soiled on the rear panel, lightly spine sunned, and edge worn with some shallow chips and a few closed tears. Laid in is a book plate from the auction house stating this book is from the personal library of Rod McKuen. Bookseller Inventory # 16010739

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Synopsis: Theophilus North comes of age in Newport, Rhode Island, the most exclusive corner of Golden Twenties America. Simultaneously Robin Hood, the Good Samaritan and Puck, Theo North has all the wit and charm of Wilder himself. Soon to be a motion picture, starring Lauren Bacall, Robert Mitchum and Anthony Edwards.

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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.

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