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Thornton Wilder

Thornton Wilder (1897–1975) is 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 Bridge of San Luis Rey, one of seven novels, 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 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, opera, and film. His screenplay for Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt (1943) remains a classic psychological 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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    • The Bridge of San Luis Rey

    • By: Thornton Wilder
    • Narrated by: Sam Waterston
    • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Bridge of San Luis Rey, first published in 1927, was Thornton Wilder's first major work...

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    • Compact novel about fate, destiny

    • By Tobin on 03-30-06

    Regular price: $16.95

    • A Doll's House

    • By: Henrik Ibsen
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 24
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    Nora, a banker's pampered and petted wife, forges a signature to obtain money for her ailing husband. The play's theme, touting a woman's independence, shocked audiences at the time of its premiere....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great way to get the story

    • By J. Sandoval on 10-20-16

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Eighth Day

    • By: Thornton Wilder
    • Narrated by: John Chancer
    • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The miraculous escape of the accused killer, John Ashley, on the eve of his execution....

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