"Loud, slap dash and uproarious...extraordinarily original and funny." - New York Times

Now, for the first time in a standalone edition, Thornton Wilder's brilliant, hilarious play which was adapted into the hit Broadway musical Hello, Dolly with an afterword by Wilder's nephew, Tappan Wilder.

Horace Vandergelder, a wealthy old merchant residing in Yonkers has decided it's time to take a wife and hires a matchmaker. But Dolly Gallagher Levi is no ordinary matchmaker. She's a force of nature, with a plan of her own. Levi soon becomes involved in the affairs of the hearts of all those around her - including Vandergelder's niece, his store clerks, assorted young and lovely ladies, and the headwaiter at an expensive restaurant, where this swift farce inevitably runs headlong into hilarious complications. Indeed, after a series of slapstick situations involving mistaken identities, a secret rendezvous behind carefully placed screens, separated lovers, and a trip to night court - everyone involved eventually finds themselves paired with a perfect match.

A delightful, deliciously funny classic by Thornton Wilder, The Matchmaker is astonishingly modern and is sure to resonate with audiences and readers today.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Paperback Editions

May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Matchmaker: A Farce in Four Acts
Author(s): Thornton Wilder
ISBN: 0-06-269349-2 / 978-0-06-269349-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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June 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Matchmaker
Author(s): Thornton Wilder
ISBN: 0-573-61222-6 / 978-0-573-61222-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

May 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Matchmaker
Author(s): Thornton Wilder
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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