!!> Read ➯ Theophilus North: A Novel ➳ Author Thornton Wilder – Vejega.info

!!> Read ➯ Theophilus North: A Novel ➳ Author Thornton Wilder – Vejega.info Marking The Thirtieth Anniversary Of Theophilus North, This Beautiful New Edition Features Wilder S Unpublished Notes For The Novel And Other Illuminating Documentary Material, All Of Which Is Included In A New Afterword By Tappan Wilder The Last Of Wilder S Works Published During His Lifetime, This Novel Is Part Autobiographical And Part The Imagined Adventure Of His Twin Brother Who Died At Birth Setting Out To See The World In The Summer Of 1926, Theophilus North Gets As Far As Newport, Rhode Island, Before His Car Breaks Down To Support Himself, Theophilus Takes Jobs In The Elegant Mansions Along Ocean Drive, Just As Wilder Himself Did In The Same Decade Soon The Young Man Finds Himself Playing The Roles Of Tutor, Spy, Confidant, Lover, Friend, And Enemy As He Becomes Entangled In The Intrigues Of Both Upstairs And Downstairs In A Glittering Society Dominated By Leisure Narrated By The Elderly North From A Distance Of Fifty Years, Theophilus North Is A Fascinating Commentary On Youth And Education From The Vantage Point Of Age, And Deftly Displays Wilder S Trademark Wit Juxtaposed With His Lively And Timeless Ruminations On What Really Matters About Life, Love, And Work At The End Of The Day Even After A Visit To Newport


10 thoughts on “Theophilus North: A Novel

  1. Alik Alik says:

    I feel like an old lady at a health resort, reading about a really nice young man, who is so sharp witted and gentle that one can almost imagine how handsome he is The above is going to be expanded on and spoilers are going to be added.On the whole, it seems like a book about a self r


  2. Phair Phair says:

    Continuing our f2f discussion group s book film season I suggested this title as I had enjoyed the movie, Mr North, which had been filmed in Rhode Island John Huston actually passed away here during filming and was replaced by Robert Mitchum Anyway I had never read the book nor anything by


  3. Luke Luke says:

    I made it about 160 pages before breaking into a brisk skim.Wilder wrote some artful, tightly structured works, and this is not one of them The novel has absolutely no rising action or character development, other than the most unimaginative, tacked on attempt at whaddayacallit kunstleroman And w


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  5. Sam Torode Sam Torode says:

    In college, two of my favorite professors offered a special course on Thornton Wilder, which introduced me to his now mostly forgotten novels Theophilus North was a favorite, and I m enjoying re reading it now It reco...


  6. Pavel Pavel says:

    If you ever saw movie Le Fabuleux Destin d Am lie Poulain or just Amelie you pretty much have the idea what s Theophilus North is about and if you don t run to your local DVD store and get it, you will be thanking me It s a story about Yale graduate who drops his teaching job, moves to Newport and starts to secret


  7. Alex Alex says:

    I think that growing up in the 80s has predisposed me to expecting that any comedy about a young man alternately drifting about and making his way in the world will be full of many wacky misunderstandings, possibly involving donkeys snorting cocaine, or John Cusack Or, maybe it s my enjoyment of the Jeeves stories that


  8. Nicolas Nicolas says:

    Wow, this is a tough one to review It s a story of a twentysomething named Theophilus North He spends his summer in Newport and finds himself getting involved in the life of its inhabitants In a way it feels like a series of vignettes than a traditional novel Each chapter deals with Theophilus and a new cast of characters I


  9. Stacey Osborne Stacey Osborne says:

    One of my favorite books of all time It s actually really hard to find an original copy of it I found mine on eBay and I think I still have my mom s copy of it.


  10. Rachel Rachel says:

    Probably my most favorite book It has a touch of magic and something we can all relate to the endless quest to figure out who we are and how we fit into the world around us.


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