By Thornton Wilder
Featuring an illuminating new foreword through Penelope Niven and a revealing afterword via Tappan Wilder, this reissue of 2 early books via Thornton Wilder reintroduces the reader to the author's first novel, The Cabala, and to The lady of Andros, one of many inspirations for his Pulitzer Prize-winning play Our Town.
A younger American scholar spends a yr within the unique international of post-World warfare I Rome. whereas there, he stories firsthand the waning days of a mystery group (a "cabala") of decaying royalty, an exceptional cardinal of the Roman Church, and an collection of memorable American ex-pats. The Cabala, a semiautobiographical novel of unforgettable characters and human passions, introduced Wilder's occupation as a celebrated storyteller and dramatist.
The girl of Andros, Wilder's best-selling novel, released in 1930, is determined at the imprecise Greek island of Brynos sooner than the beginning of Christ, and explores Everyman questions of what's worthy approximately existence and the way we are living, love, and die. 8 years later, Wilder could pose an analogous questions about the level in a play titled Our Town, additionally set in an vague place, this time a village in New Hampshire. The girl of Andros is widely known for the most attractive writing in American literature.
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