The cabala and, the woman of Andros

by Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975,

Format: Print Book 2022
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Classics WILDER Thornton
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"For much of the twentieth century, these remarkable early novels were hidden in the great shadow of The Bridge of San Luis Rey. Now we can examine them in the spotlight for the gifts that they are--memorable monuments to style and keys to understanding Wilder's genius." - Penelope Niven, Thornton Wilder Biographer

Featuring a foreword by Penelope Niven and a revealing afterword by the author's nephew, Tappan Wilder, this gorgeous reissue reacquaints readers with Thornton Wilder's first novel, The Cabala, along with The Woman of Andros, one of the inspirations for his Pulitzer Prize-winning play Our Town.

The Cabala tells the story of a young American student who spends a year in the exotic world of post-World War I Rome. While there, he experiences firsthand the waning days of a secret community (a "cabala") of decaying royalty, a great cardinal of the Roman Church, and an assortment of memorable American ex-pats. A semiautobiographical novel of unforgettable characters and human passions, The Cabala launched Wilder's career as a celebrated storyteller and dramatist.

The Woman of Andros, set on the obscure Greek island of Brynos before the birth of Christ, explores universal questions of what is precious about life and how we live, love, and die. Eight years later, Wilder would pose these same questions on the stage in a play titled Our Town, also set in an obscure location, this time a village in New Hampshire. The Woman of Andros is celebrated for some of the most beautiful writing in American literature.

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Subjects Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Harper Perennial Modern Classics,2022
Edition 1st Harper Perennial Modern Classics ed.
Other Titles Woman of Andros.
Contributors Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975. Woman of Andros.
Niven, Penelope, contributor.
Language English
Description xxv, 269 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780063097858
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