Thornton Wilder


Born
in Madison, Wisconsin, The United States
April 17, 1897

Died
December 07, 1975

Genre


Thornton Niven Wilder was an American playwright and novelist. He received three Pulitzer Prizes, one for his novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey and two for his plays Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth, and a National Book Award for his novel The Eighth Day.

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Average rating: 3.74 · 76,480 ratings · 3,900 reviews · 99 distinct worksSimilar authors
Our Town

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3.65 avg rating — 39,398 ratings — published 1938 — 51 editions
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The Bridge of San Luis Rey

3.80 avg rating — 26,407 ratings — published 1927 — 39 editions
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The Skin of Our Teeth

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3.86 avg rating — 4,058 ratings — published 1942 — 12 editions
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Three Plays: Our Town, The ...

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4.07 avg rating — 1,784 ratings — published 1954 — 26 editions
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The Eighth Day

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3.96 avg rating — 1,154 ratings — published 1967 — 31 editions
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The Ides of March

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3.99 avg rating — 1,120 ratings — published 1948 — 44 editions
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Theophilus North

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4.04 avg rating — 702 ratings — published 1973 — 25 editions
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The Matchmaker

3.71 avg rating — 502 ratings — published 1954 — 6 editions
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Heaven's My Destination

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3.74 avg rating — 263 ratings — published 1935 — 17 editions
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More books by Thornton Wilder…
“Oh, earth, you're too wonderful for anybody to realize you.”
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“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”
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“The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.”
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Polls

January 2017 Short Story Poll

The Pearl by John Steinbeck, 1947, 96 pages
 
  58 votes, 24.5%

A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, 1879, 122 pages
 
  38 votes, 16.0%

 
  32 votes, 13.5%

The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde, 1888, 32 pages
 
  32 votes, 13.5%

The Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain, 1916, 121 pages
 
  25 votes, 10.5%

Babette's Feast by Isak Dinesen, 1958, 54 pages
 
  15 votes, 6.3%

Gigi by Colette, 1942, 58 pages
 
  15 votes, 6.3%

 
  12 votes, 5.1%

The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster, 1909, 48 pages
 
  10 votes, 4.2%

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