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Theophilus North A Novel

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ISBN-10: 0060088923

ISBN-13: 9780060088927

Edition: 2003

Authors: Thornton Wilder, Thornton Wilder

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List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 4/15/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

One of the most honored and versatile of modern writers, Thornton Wilder combined a career as a successful novelist with work for the theater that made him one of this century's outstanding dramatists. It was an early short novel, however, that first brought him fame. The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1927), a bestseller that won the Pulitzer Prize in 1927, is the story of a group of assorted people who happen to be on a bridge in Peru when it collapses. Ingeniously constructed and rich in its philosophical implications about fate and synchronicity, Wilder's book would seem to be the first well-known example of a formula that has become a cliche in popular literature. His attraction to classical…