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Wilder, Thornton

The Eighth Day

€ 18.95

This new edition of Thornton Wilder's renowned 1967 National Book Award-winning novel features a new foreword by John Updike and an afterword by Tappan Wilder, who draws on such unique sources as Wilder's unpublished letters, handwritten annotations in the margins of the book, and other illuminating documentary material. In 1962 and 1963, Thornton Wilder spent twenty months in hibernation, away from family and friends, in the Rio Grande border town of Douglas, Arizona. While there, he launched "The Eighth Day," a tale set in a mining town in southern Illinois about two families blasted apart by the apparent murder of one father by the other. The miraculous escape of the accused killer, John Ashley, on the eve of his execution and his flight to freedom triggers a powerful story tracing the fate of his and the victim's wife and children. At once a murder mystery and a philosophical story, "The Eighth Day" is a "suspenseful and deeply moving" ("New York Times") work of classic stature that has been hailed as a great American epic.

Taal / Language : English

Foreword ix
John Updike
Prologue 3(22)
``The Elms`` 1885--1905
Illinois to Chile 1902--1905
Chicago 1902--1905
Hoboken, New Jersey 1883
``St. Kitts`` 1880--1905
Coaltown, Illinois, Christmas, 1905
Afterword 437(36)
Tappan Wilder
Acknowledgments 473(4)
About the Author 477
Extra informatie: 
481 pagina's
Januari 2007
429 gram
197 x 133 x 25 mm
Harper Perennial Modern Classics us

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