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'''Thornton Niven Wilder''' (1897 – 1975) was an [[American]] [[author]] and playwright. He is best known for his play ''Our Town'' (1938) – Pulitzer Prize. Some of his novels include ''The Bridge of San Luis Rey'' (1927) – Pulitzer Prize, ''The Woman of Andros'' (1930), ''Heaven's My Destination'' (1935) and ''Ides of March'' (1948).
'''Thornton ==Life and works==Wilder''' (was born April 17, 1897 – 1975) , in Madison, Wisconsin.<ref>https://www.biography.com/people/thornton-wilder-9531264</ref> He spent some of his childhood in [[China]], but left due to unstable political conditions, and was an educated in California.<ref>http://www.thorntonwilder.com/about-wilder/biography/</ref> He graduated from Berkeley High School and attended Oberlin College, [[Yale University]], the AmericanAcademy in Rome, and [[Princeton University]] , and served in [[authorWorld War One]] .<ref>http://www.notablebiographies.com/We-Z/Wilder-Thornton.html</ref> During his education, he wrote a novel, ''Cabala'' (1926), and playwrighta play, ''The Trumpet Shall Sound'', but ''The Bridge of San Luis Rey'' (1927) was his first successful novel.<ref>http://www.newworldencyclopedia. org/entry/Thornton_Wilder</ref> He is best known for his translated from foreign plays in the 1930s, but became very successful with the play ''Our Town'' (1938) – Pulitzer Prize, about searching a small town for universal truths. Some He also wrote ''The Merchant of his novels Yonkers'', a flop, revised it into ''The Matchmaker'', another flop, and let someone else write it as the wildly successful musical, ''Hello, Dolly!''.<ref>http://biography.yourdictionary.com/thornton-niven-wilder</ref> His later works include the Pulitzer Prize winning play ''The Bridge Skin of San Luis ReyOur Teeth'' (19271943) – Pulitzer Prize, the less successful plays ''A Life in the Sun'' (1955), ''Someone from Assisi'' (1962), ''Infancy'' (1962), and ''Childhood'' (1962), and the novels ''The Woman of Andros'' (1930), ''Heaven's My Destination'' (19351934) and , ''The Ides of March'' (1948), ''The Eighth Day'' (1967), and ''Theophilus North'' (1973).<ref>"Wilder, Thornton." ''Encyclopedia Britannica Online''.</ref>
He died of a heart attack on December 7, 1975.
== External links See also==*[[Eugene O'Neill]]*[[Tennessee Williams]]*[[Henrik Ibsen]]*[[Gertrude Stein]]
==References==
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==External links==
*[http://www.tcnj.edu/~wilder/ The Thornton Wilder Society]
[[Category:American Authors]]
[[Category:Presidential Medal of Freedom award winners]]
[[Category:Playwrights]]
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