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Wilder, Thornton , McClatchy, J. D.

Heaven's My Destination

€ 19.49

Drawing on such unique sources as the author's unpublished letters, business records, and obscure family recollections, Tappan Wilder's Afterword adds a special dimension to the reissue of this hilarious tale about goodness in a fallen world. Meet George Marvin Brush -- Don Quixote come to Main Street in the Great Depression, and one of Thornton Wilder's most memorable characters. George Brush, a traveling textbook salesman, is a fervent religious convert who is determined to lead a good life. With sad and sometimes hilarious consequences, his travels take him through smoking cars, bawdy houses, banks, and campgrounds from Texas to Illinois -- and into the soul of America itself.


Taal / Language : English

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Foreword by J. D. McClatchy ix
CHAPTER 1 George Brush tries to save some souls in Texas and Oklahoma. Doremus Blodgest and Margie McCoy. Thoughts on arriving at the age of twenty-three. Brush draws his savings from the bank. His criminal record: Incarceration No. 2. 1(18)
CHAPTER 2 Oklahoma City. Chiefly conversation. The adventure in the barn. Margie McCoy gives some advice. 19(10)
CHAPTER 3 Good times at Camp Morgan. Dick Roberts` nightmares. Dinner with Mississippi Corey. 29(15)
CHAPTER 4 Further good times at Camp Morgan. Important conversation with a girl named Jessie Mayhew. Dick Roberts` nightmares concluded. George Brush refuses some money. 44(18)
CHAPTER 5 Kansas City. Queenie`s boarding-house. First word of Father Pasziewski. George Brush drunk and disorderly. 62(13)
CHAPTER 6 Kansas City. Sunday dinner at Ma Crofut`s. More news of Father Pasziewski. A moment of dejection in a Kansas City hospital. 75(15)
CHAPTER 7 Three adventures of varying educational importance: the evangelist; the medium; first steps in ahimsa. 90(14)
CHAPTER 8 Kansas City. The courting of Roberta Weyerhauser. Herb`s legacies. 104(14)
CHAPTER 9 Ozarksville, Missouri. Rhoda May Gruber. Mrs. Efrim`s hold-up man. George Brush`s criminal record: Incarceration No.3. 118(12)
CHAPTER 10 Ozarksville, Missouri. George Brush meets a great man and learns something of importance about himself. The trial. 130(22)
CHAPTER 11 A road in Missouri. Chiefly conversation, including the account of a religious conversion. George Brush again sins against ahimsa. 152(13)
CHAPTER 12 Kansas City. Serious conversation in a park. A wedding. Practically an American home. 165(14)
CHAPTER 13 George Brush loses something. Last news of Father Pasziewski. Thoughts on arriving at the age of twenty-four. 179(8)
Afterword by Tappan Wilder 187(22)
Acknowledgments 209
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Paperback / softback
215 pagina's
Januari 2003
159 gram
203 x 140 x 19 mm
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