Thornton Wilder

Thornton Wilder Yale graduation photo 1920
Thornton Wilder’s Yale graduation photo, 1920

Thornton Wilder (April 17, 1897 – December 7, 1975) was an American novelist and playwright. He won three Pulitzer Prizes during his lifetime, for The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Our Town, and The Skin of Our Teeth.1

Works

Novels

  • The Cabala (1926)
  • The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1927)
  • The Woman of Andros (1930)
  • Heaven’s My Destination (1935)
  • Ides of March (1948)
  • The Eighth Day (1967)
  • Theophilus North (1973)

Plays

  • The Trumpet Shall Sound (1926)
  • The Angel That Troubled the Waters and Other Plays (1928)
  • The Long Christmas Dinner and Other Plays in One Act (1931):
    • The Long Christmas Dinner
    • Queens of France
    • Pullman Car Hiawatha
    • Love and How to Cure It
    • Such Things Only Happen in Books
    • The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden
  • Our Town (1938)
  • The Merchant of Yonkers (1938)
  • The Skin of Our Teeth (1942)
  • The Matchmaker (1954) Revised from The Merchant of Yonkers
  • The Alcestiad: Or, a Life in the Sun (1955)
  • Childhood (1960)
  • Infancy (1960)
  • Plays for Bleecker Street (1962)
  • The Collected Short Plays of Thornton Wilder Volume I (1997)
  • The Collected Short Plays of Thornton Wilder Volume II (1998)
  • Thornton Wilder: Collected Plays and Writings on Theater (2007)

Screenwriting

  • Shadow of a Doubt (1942)

Essays

  • American Characteristics and Other Essays (1979)

Letters

  • The Letters of Gertrude Stein and Thornton Wilder (1996)
  • A Tour of the Darkling Plain: The Finnegans Wake Letters of Thornton Wilder and Adaline Glasheen (2001)
  • The Selected Letters of Thornton Wilder (2008)

See also

External Links

References

1. “Thornton Wilder.” Encyclopedia Britannica. Accessed August 1, 2020.

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