9780060765071

The Selected Letters of Thornton Wilder

Wilder, Thornton; Bryer, Jackson R.; Wilder, Robin Gibbs

ISBN 10: 0060765070 / 0-06-076507-0
ISBN 13: 9780060765071
Publisher: Harper
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Hardcover
Editorial Reviews for this title:
Synopsis:
Spanning his entire life, The Selected Letters of Thornton Wilder is a comprehensive and fascinating collection of the great American writer’s correspondence. In these letters, Wilder, the author of Our Town, draws on his vast reservoir of learning and his incessant reading to inform, encourage, instruct, and entertain.

Review:

The author of such classics as Our Town and The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder was a born storyteller and dramatist—rare talents on glorious display in this volume of more than three hundred letters he penned to a vast array of famous friends and beloved relatives. Through Wilder's correspondence, readers can eavesdrop on his conversations with Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, Noël Coward, Gene Tunney, Laurence Olivier, Aaron Copland, Paul Hindemith, Leonard Bernstein, Edward Albee, and Mia Farrow. Equally absorbing are Wilder's intimate letters to his family.

Wilder tells of roller-skating with Walt Disney, remembers an inaugural reception for FDR at the White House, describes his life as a soldier in two World Wars, and recalls dining out with Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor. In these pages, Thornton Wilder speaks for himself in his own unique, enduring voice—informing, encouraging, instructing, and entertaining with his characteristic wit, heart, and exuberance.

From the Back Cover

Editorial reviews may belong to another edition of this title.
 

The Selected Letters of Thornton Wilder: Search Results

1.

Wilder, Thornton; Bryer, Jackson R.; Wilder, Robin Gibbs
ISBN 10: 0060765070
ISBN 13: 9780060765071
Bookseller: Ebooksweb COM LLC (Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Harper 2008-10-07, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. 0060765070. Bookseller Inventory # Z0060765070ZN

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 10.90
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE Within U.S.A.
2.

Wilder, Thornton; Bryer, Jackson R.; Wilder, Robin Gibbs
ISBN 10: 0060765070
ISBN 13: 9780060765071
Bookseller: Literary Bookpost (Salisbury, NC, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 1-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: HarperCollins, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First printing. Bottom corner of the front board has been slightly bumped. Back face of the jacket has one small light surface scratch about one inch in length. Bookseller Inventory # 011183

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 8.99
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 7.00
Within U.S.A.
3.

Wilder, Thornton; Bryer, Jackson R.; Wilder, Robin Gibbs
ISBN 10: 0060765070
ISBN 13: 9780060765071
Bookseller: Book Deals (Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 3-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Harper, 2008. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This volume of more than three hundred letters, selected from some seven thousand gathered around the world, is the first to provide a comprehensive collection of Thornton Wilder's correspondence. Wilder was known as a man who knew everybody, and these letters vividly document the range of his friendships. Readers will find him roller-skating with Walt Disney, attending an inaugural reception for FDR at the White House, describing his life as a soldier in two World Wars, mentoring younger writers, dining out with Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor, and savoring his association with colorful local citizens during his twenty-month stay as a self-styled hermit in an Arizona mining town.Through Wilder's correspondence, readers can eavesdrop on his conversations with Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein. Nol Coward, Max Reinhardt, Gene Tunney, Alexander Woollcott, Laurence Olivier, Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin, Aaron Copeland, Paul Hindemith, Leonard Bernstein, Edward Albee, and Mia Farrow. Equally absorbing are Wilder's intimate letters to his family.The author of such classics as Our Town and The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Wilder was a born storyteller and dramatist; we see that talent emerging in scenes and incidental dialogue in his letters. With characteristic exuberance, he draws on his vast reservoir of learning and his incessant reading to inform, encourage, instruct, and entertain. In this collection, Thornton Wilder speaks for himself in his own unique, enduring voice. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060765070

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 17.87
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE Within U.S.A.
4.

Wilder, Thornton; Bryer, Jackson R.; Wilder, Robin Gibbs
ISBN 10: 0060765070
ISBN 13: 9780060765071
Bookseller: Qwestbooks COM LLC (Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 2

Book Description: Harper. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060765070. Bookseller Inventory # Z0060765070ZN

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 17.89
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE Within U.S.A.
5.

Wilder, Thornton; Bryer, Jackson R.; Wilder, Robin Gibbs
ISBN 10: 0060765070
ISBN 13: 9780060765071
Bookseller: Booklot COM LLC (Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Harper. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060765070. Bookseller Inventory # Z0060765070ZN

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 17.89
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE Within U.S.A.
6.

Wilder, Thornton; Bryer, Jackson R.; Wilder, Robin Gibbs
ISBN 10: 0060765070
ISBN 13: 9780060765071
Bookseller: BookShop4U (Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Harper. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060765070. Bookseller Inventory # Z0060765070ZN

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 17.89
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE Within U.S.A.
7.

Wilder, Thornton; Bryer, Jackson R.; Wilder, Robin Gibbs
ISBN 10: 0060765070
ISBN 13: 9780060765071
Bookseller: Bookhouse COM LLC (Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 3-star rating
Quantity Available: 20

Book Description: Harper. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060765070. Bookseller Inventory # Z0060765070ZN

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 17.89
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE Within U.S.A.
8.

Wilder, Thornton; Bryer, Jackson R.; Wilder, Robin Gibbs
ISBN 10: 0060765070
ISBN 13: 9780060765071
Bookseller: Vital Products COM LLC (Churchville, PA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 3

Book Description: Harper. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060765070. Bookseller Inventory # Z0060765070ZN

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 17.89
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE Within U.S.A.
9.

Wilder, Thornton; Bryer, Jackson R.; Wilder, Robin Gibbs
ISBN 10: 0060765070
ISBN 13: 9780060765071
Bookseller: Reader's Corner, Inc. (Raleigh, NC, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Harpercollins, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 2008. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. This is a new hardcover first edition, first printing copy in a new mylar protected DJ, tan spine. This is a new unread copy but the first few pages have a folding crease from a handling mishap. Bookseller Inventory # 040030

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 15.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
10.

Wilder, Thornton; Bryer, Jackson R.; Wilder, Robin Gibbs
ISBN 10: 0060765070
ISBN 13: 9780060765071
Bookseller: ExtremelyReliable (Richmond, TX, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Harper. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060765070

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 15.30
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
View All Listings for this Book