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The Long Christmas Dinner

And Other Plays in One Act
A collection of stories by

The action of this play traverses ninety years and represents in accelerated motion ninety Christmas dinners in the Bayard home. The development of the countryside, the changes in customs and manners during this period of time as well as the growth of the Bayard family and their accumulation of property sums up vividly a wide aspect of American life. It is a serious play lightened with humor of character; it has a human, tender, moving quality both appealing and forceful. For advanced amateurs. In a revised acting version prepared by Alexander Dean. Performed in New York with Pullman Car Hiawatha and The Happy Journey from Trenton to Camden. "Like a surprise holiday gift . . . [these plays] shine like gems."-- N.Y. Times.

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1996 : UK Paperback

Title: The Long Christmas Dinner
Author(s): Thornton Wilder
ISBN: 0-573-66283-5 / 978-0-573-66283-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
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June 1980 : USA Paperback

Title: Long Christmas Dinner
Author(s): Thornton Wilder
ISBN: 0-380-50245-3 / 978-0-380-50245-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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July 1969 : UK Paperback

Title: "The Long Christmas Dinner" and Other Plays in One Act ("Queens of France", "Pullman Car Hiawatha", "Love, and How to Cure It", "The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden")
Author(s): Thornton Wilder
ISBN: 0-14-048092-7 / 978-0-14-048092-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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1933 : UK Paperback

Title: Long Christmas Dinner (Acting Edition)
Author(s): Thornton Niven Wilder
ISBN: 0-573-02144-9 / 978-0-573-02144-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Samuel French Ltd
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