Thornton Wilder

Thornton Wilder


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

Died
December 07, 1975

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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: 3.73 · 74,865 ratings · 3,703 reviews · 93 distinct worksSimilar authors
Our Town

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3.64 avg rating — 38,821 ratings — published 1938 — 50 editions
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The Bridge of San Luis Rey

3.80 avg rating — 25,692 ratings — published 1927 — 129 editions
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The Skin of Our Teeth

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3.86 avg rating — 3,989 ratings — published 1942 — 11 editions
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Three Plays: Our Town, The ...

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4.06 avg rating — 1,738 ratings — published 1954 — 26 editions
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The Eighth Day

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3.95 avg rating — 1,115 ratings — published 1967 — 10 editions
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The Ides of March

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3.99 avg rating — 1,063 ratings — published 1948 — 44 editions
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Theophilus North

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4.05 avg rating — 679 ratings — published 1973 — 25 editions
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The Matchmaker

3.69 avg rating — 482 ratings — published 1954 — 6 editions
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Heaven's My Destination

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3.74 avg rating — 258 ratings — published 1935 — 15 editions
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The Bridge of San Luis Rey ...

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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

September 2017 Short Story Poll

A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner, 36 pages, 1930
 
  49 votes, 16.6%

 
  45 votes, 15.3%

 
  40 votes, 13.6%

 
  34 votes, 11.5%

The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy, 128 pages, 1889
 
  27 votes, 9.2%

 
  26 votes, 8.8%

 
  25 votes, 8.5%

 
  20 votes, 6.8%

 
  17 votes, 5.8%

 
  7 votes, 2.4%

The Woman of Andros by Thornton Wilder, 112 pages, 1930
 
  5 votes, 1.7%

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