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ISBN:
0816161933
Author:
Thornton Wilder
Category:
Contemporary
Language:
English
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G. K. Hall; First Avon Printing edition (1974)
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Home Thornton Wilder Theophilus North. Theophilus north, . Thornton Wilder was stationed there during World War I, and after graduating from Yale in 1920, he went back there and spent the summer writing his first novel, The Cabala, while supporting himself tutoring Latin and whatnot to the children of the rich. From his little room at the YMCA that summer of 1922, he banged out letters on his Underwood typewriter.

Thornton Wilder is an amazing writer (the only American writer to win 2 Pulitzer prizes, in both Fiction . Theophilus is a captivating character, and the preface and notes at the end of the book made me want to learn more about Thornton Wilder. I'm looking forward to my next Wilder read!

Thornton Wilder is an amazing writer (the only American writer to win 2 Pulitzer prizes, in both Fiction and Drama. After September 11,Tony Blair quoted his "The Bridge of San Luis Rey". Theophilus North" is an epitome of humanity, Enlightenment, hope; practical lessons of Love and humbleness. The joy reading "Theophilus North" gave me could be compared with reading J. D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey.

in Buckley, Christopher. Wheatley, Christopher. Thornton Wilder and Amos Wilder: Writing Religion in Twentieth-Century America. University of Notre Dame Press, 2012. Harrison, Gilbert A. The Enthusiast: A Life of Thornton Wilder.

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Theophilus North, novel by Thornton Wilder, published in 1973

Theophilus North, novel by Thornton Wilder, published in 1973. The last work published during Wilder’s lifetime, it has striking parallels to his own life experiences and may be considered a fictionalized memoir of his artistic and philosophical life.

Theophilus North is a 1973 autobiographical novel, the last novel written by Thornton Wilder. In 1988 it was adapted for the film Mr. North

Theophilus North is a 1973 autobiographical novel, the last novel written by Thornton Wilder. North. Arrived in the city, he decides to remain there

Торнтон Уайлдер - знаменитый американский писатель, автор таких романов, как "Мартовские Иды", "Мост короля Людовика Святого", "День восьмой", "Каббала"

Торнтон Уайлдер - знаменитый американский писатель, автор таких романов, как "Мартовские Иды", "Мост короля Людовика Святого", "День восьмой", "Каббала". Теофил Норт" -частично автобиографический роман о молодом человеке, окончившем Йельский университет, который пробует пробиться в мире, устраиваясь на случайные работы в Ньюпорте - городе, где он когда-то проходил военную службу. Постепенно он становится вовлеченным в жизнь каждого из своих работодателей и помогает каждому из них пережитькакой-либо жизненный кризис

Category: Literary Fiction Historical Fiction. The best thing he ever wrote, observed Edmund Wilson of Thornton Wilder’s National Book Award winner The Eighth Day (1967), an enthralling novel that shows Wilder revisiting the small-town America of Our Town to fashion a philosophical whodunit.

The last of Thornton Wilder’s works published during his lifetime, Theophilus North is part autobiographical and part the imagined adventures of Wilder’s twin brother who died at birth. Setting out to see the world in the summer of 1926, Theophilus North gets as far as Newport, Rhode Island, before his car breaks down. To support himself, Theophilus takes jobs in the elegant mansions along Ocean Drive, just as Wilder himself did in the same decade.

The last of Thornton Wilder’s works published during his lifetime, Theophilus North is part autobiographical and part the imagined adventure of Wilder’s twin brother who died at birth. Setting out to see the world in the summer of 1926, Theophilus North gets as far as Newport, Rhode Island, before his care breaks down.

Marking the thirtieth anniversary of Theophilus North, this beautiful new edition features Wilder's unpublished notes for the novel and other illuminating documentary material, all of which is included in a new Afterword by Tappan Wilder.

The last of Wilder's works published during his lifetime, this novel is part autobiographical and part the imagined adventure of his twin brother who died at birth. Setting out to see the world in the summer of 1926, Theophilus North gets as far as Newport, Rhode Island, before his car breaks down. To support himself, Theophilus takes jobs in the elegant mansions along Ocean Drive, just as Wilder himself did in the same decade. Soon the young man finds himself playing the roles of tutor, spy, confidant, lover, friend, and enemy as he becomes entangled in the intrigues of both upstairs and downstairs in a glittering society dominated by leisure.

Narrated by the elderly North from a distance of fifty years, Theophilus North is a fascinating commentary on youth and education from the vantage point of age, and deftly displays Wilder's trademark wit juxtaposed with his lively and timeless ruminations on what really matters about life, love, and work at the end of the day -- even after a visit to Newport.

  • Ndyardin
This is the story of a learned young man spending a summer in Newport in the 20s. At its core, it is a series of short stories, the outcome of which are easy to anticipate. But, the writing is so fabulous that the pleasure is in simply reading the words. I read the book for the first time 40 years ago, and it is equally enjoyable today. How can anyone resist sentences such as "Filumena and Agnese were bafflingly identical and so beautiful that the world was enhanced by the duplication." (pp. 236/237)
  • Moonworm
Thornton Wilder is an amazing writer (the only American writer to win 2 Pulitzer prizes, in both Fiction and Drama.) After September 11,Tony Blair quoted his "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" ..."Theophilus North" is an epitome of humanity, Enlightenment, hope; practical lessons of Love and humbleness. The joy reading "Theophilus North" gave me could be compared with reading J. D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey. Amazing, Marvelous.
  • Sudert
I recently read Thornton Wilder's "The Eighth Day" and enjoyed it so much that I wanted to explore some of Wilder's other works. Although it reads completely different than "Eighth Day"' this book was equally captivating. The characters and setting are engaging, and I found the book hard to put down. Oh, and Christopher Buckley's introduction was terrific.
  • Ylonean
An excellent read, I highly recommend this book. Theophilus is a captivating character, and the preface and notes at the end of the book made me want to learn more about Thornton Wilder. I'm looking forward to my next Wilder read!
  • digytal soul
I have read Theophilus North several times and I hope to read it a few more. There is nothing quite like it, except maybe Groundhog Day, for providing you with something to think about that never really grows stale. The ideas contained in this book will change your life if you let them.
  • Kekinos
If you were a relative of a friend of mine and were graduating from high school or college, you would get this book from me. That may sound risky -- "The old guy just gave me my own copy of Theophilus North." -- but most of them have gone out of their way to tell me what the book meant to them. It is that important.
  • Dilkree
Read this as part of my book club. I enjoyed it a great deal - well written.
One of Wilder's best novels. Each chapter can stand on its own so I was able to read it a chapter at a time. I love his nine cities idea.