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The Resource Thornton Wilder : a life, Penelope Niven ; with a foreword by Edward Albee

Thornton Wilder : a life, Penelope Niven ; with a foreword by Edward Albee

Label
Thornton Wilder : a life
Title
Thornton Wilder
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Penelope Niven ; with a foreword by Edward Albee
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on thousands of pages of letters, journals, manuscripts, and Wilder's personal archives, biographer Penelope Niven explores the professional life of the playwright and novelist, revealing an enigmatic and private man who wandered the world and wrote for and about everybody.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Niven, Penelope
Dewey number
813.52
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3545.I345
LC item number
Z796 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1928-2016
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Albee, Edward
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors, American
  • Wilder, Thornton
Label
Thornton Wilder : a life, Penelope Niven ; with a foreword by Edward Albee
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A hardcover edition of this book was published in 2012 by HarperCollins Publishers"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: "The history of a writer" -- "Godly folk" -- "A foretaste of heaven" -- "Being left" -- Foreign devils -- "Parental expectation" -- "All aspiration" -- "Literary development" -- "The art of writing" -- Distant sons -- "Flowering into literature" -- "Heroes" -- "His own tune" -- "Choice souls" -- "All my faults and virtues" -- "Millstones" -- "The 'way within'" -- "My real vocation" -- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde -- "The finest bridge in all Peru" -- Preparation and circumstance -- "Variety, variety" -- "Home" -- "Strands and threads" -- Our living and our dying -- The village and the stars -- "Chalk...or fire" -- "Perseverance" -- "Seeing, knowing and telling" -- "The eternal family" -- "The closing of the door" -- "Wartime" -- "Post-war adjustment exercise" -- Searching for the right way -- Kaleidoscopic views -- "The human adventure" -- "Tapestry" -- "Life and death"
Control code
ocn827260674
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Harper Perennial edition.
Extent
xvi, 832 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780060831370
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits;
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1655497
  • (OCoLC)827260674
Label
Thornton Wilder : a life, Penelope Niven ; with a foreword by Edward Albee
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A hardcover edition of this book was published in 2012 by HarperCollins Publishers"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: "The history of a writer" -- "Godly folk" -- "A foretaste of heaven" -- "Being left" -- Foreign devils -- "Parental expectation" -- "All aspiration" -- "Literary development" -- "The art of writing" -- Distant sons -- "Flowering into literature" -- "Heroes" -- "His own tune" -- "Choice souls" -- "All my faults and virtues" -- "Millstones" -- "The 'way within'" -- "My real vocation" -- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde -- "The finest bridge in all Peru" -- Preparation and circumstance -- "Variety, variety" -- "Home" -- "Strands and threads" -- Our living and our dying -- The village and the stars -- "Chalk...or fire" -- "Perseverance" -- "Seeing, knowing and telling" -- "The eternal family" -- "The closing of the door" -- "Wartime" -- "Post-war adjustment exercise" -- Searching for the right way -- Kaleidoscopic views -- "The human adventure" -- "Tapestry" -- "Life and death"
Control code
ocn827260674
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Harper Perennial edition.
Extent
xvi, 832 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780060831370
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits;
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1655497
  • (OCoLC)827260674

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