9780060765088

The Selected Letters of Thornton Wilder

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

ISBN 10: 0060765089 / 0-06-076508-9
ISBN 13: 9780060765088
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Softcover
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.
The Selected Letters of Thornton Wilder (ISBN: 0060765089 / 0-06-076508-9)
Wilder, Thornton; Bryer, Jackson R.; Wilder, Robin Gibbs
ISBN 10: 0060765089
ISBN 13: 9780060765088
Bookseller: The Book Cellar, LLC (Nashua, NH, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 2

Book Description: Harper Perennial 2009-12-01, 2009. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0060765089 BRAND NEW. Hardcover Edition. We are a tested and proven company with over 900,000 satisfied customers since 1997. We ship daily M-F. Choose expedited shipping (if available) for much faster delivery. Delivery confirmation on all US orders. Bookseller Inventory # Z0060765089ZN

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

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 3.46
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
2.
The Selected Letters of Thornton Wilder (ISBN: 0060765089 / 0-06-076508-9)
Wilder, Thornton; Bryer, Jackson R.; Wilder, Robin Gibbs
ISBN 10: 0060765089
ISBN 13: 9780060765088
Bookseller: Sandiact (Las Cruces, NM, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 3

Book Description: Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0060765089 Brand New Condition. Ships the Next Day. No Sales Tax. Bookseller Inventory # Z0060765089ZN

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

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 4.97
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
3.
The Selected Letters of Thornton Wilder (ISBN: 0060765089 / 0-06-076508-9)
Wilder, Thornton; Bryer, Jackson R.; Wilder, Robin Gibbs
ISBN 10: 0060765089
ISBN 13: 9780060765088
Bookseller: Bellwetherbooks (McKeesport, PA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Harper Perennial 2009-12-01, 2009. Book Condition: New. 0060765089 NEW!!! Publisher overstock. Tracking is not available for orders shipped outside of the United States. If you would like to track your domestic order please be sure to select the Priority/Expedited Shipping option. **Heavier books will require additional postage for International** PA Sales Tax is included in purchase price. Bookseller Inventory # PB-N-0060765089

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

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 5.40
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
4.
The Selected Letters of Thornton Wilder (ISBN: 9780060765088)
Wilder, Thornton; Bryer, Jackson R.; Wilder, Robin Gibbs
ISBN 10: 0060765089
ISBN 13: 9780060765088
Bookseller: Daedalus Books (Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Harper Perennial. 1 Paperback(s), 2009. soft. Book Condition: New. "[Robin] Wilder and [Jackson] Bryer provide considerable insight into a protean American novelist and playwright. As a man of the theater, Thornton Wilder (1897–1975) is not typically counted among experimentalists. Yet Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth are works of high modernism. This essential gathering of letters, carefully edited and abundantly annotated by independent historian Wilder (the writer's niece by marriage) and Bryer (editor of Selected Letters of Eugene O'Neill), indicates a man of sophistication and immense energy yet with a curious detachment. He was at home with classical, Far Eastern and 20th-century literature as well as popular culture. In this generous selection, Wilder's abiding friendships from the worlds of literature and the arts count, among many others, Hemingway, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, Max Reinhardt, Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin, Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh, and Mia Farrow. Like the best collections of correspondence in the hands of sensitive editors, this one peels away the quotidian to reveal the underlying personality of its subject."—Publishers Weekly 729. Bookseller Inventory # 30349

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

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 4.98
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.00
Within U.S.A.
5.
The Selected Letters of Thornton Wilder (ISBN: 0060765089 / 0-06-076508-9)
Wilder, Thornton; Bryer, Jackson R.; Wilder, Robin Gibbs
ISBN 10: 0060765089
ISBN 13: 9780060765088
Bookseller: zeebooks (Foley, AL, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0060765089 Brand new soft cover book. Soft cover books may show light shelf wear. Item ships within 24 hours with Free Tracking. Bookseller Inventory # 45971

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

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 8.94
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
6.
The Selected Letters of Thornton Wilder (ISBN: 0060765089 / 0-06-076508-9)
Wilder, Thornton; Bryer, Jackson R.; Wilder, Robin Gibbs
ISBN 10: 0060765089
ISBN 13: 9780060765088
Bookseller: zeebooks (Foley, AL, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 10

Book Description: Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0060765089 Brand new soft cover book. Soft cover books may show light shelf wear. Item ships within 24 hours with Free Tracking. Bookseller Inventory # 45970

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

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 8.94
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
7.
The Selected Letters of Thornton Wilder (ISBN: 0060765089 / 0-06-076508-9)
Wilder, Thornton; Bryer, Jackson R.; Wilder, Robin Gibbs
ISBN 10: 0060765089
ISBN 13: 9780060765088
Bookseller: zeebooks (Foley, AL, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0060765089 Brand new soft cover book. Soft cover books may show light shelf wear. Item ships within 24 hours with Free Tracking. Bookseller Inventory # 45972

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

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 8.94
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
8.
The Selected Letters of Thornton Wilder (ISBN: 0060765089 / 0-06-076508-9)
Wilder, Thornton; Bryer, Jackson R.; Wilder, Robin Gibbs
ISBN 10: 0060765089
ISBN 13: 9780060765088
Bookseller: zeebooks (Foley, AL, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 5

Book Description: Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0060765089 Brand new soft cover book. Soft cover books may show light shelf wear. Item ships within 24 hours with Free Tracking. Bookseller Inventory # 45969

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

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 8.94
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
9.
The Selected Letters of Thornton Wilder (ISBN: 0060765089 / 0-06-076508-9)
Wilder, Thornton; Bryer, Jackson R.; Wilder, Robin Gibbs
ISBN 10: 0060765089
ISBN 13: 9780060765088
Bookseller: ExtremelyReliable (Richmond, TX, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Harper Perennial. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060765089

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

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 9.94
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
10.
The Selected Letters of Thornton Wilder (ISBN: 9780060765088)
Wilder, Thornton; Bryer, Jackson R.; Wilder, Robin Gibbs
ISBN 10: 0060765089
ISBN 13: 9780060765088
Bookseller: Paperbackshop-US (Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: HarperCollins, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US. Bookseller Inventory # VC-9780060765088

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

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 10.12
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
View All Listings for this Book