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The Skin of Our Teeth

(1942)
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A timeless statement about human foibles . . . and human endurance, this beautiful new edition features Wilder's unpublished production notes, diary entries, and other illuminating documentary material, all of which is included in a new Afterword by Tappan Wilder.

Time magazine called The Skin of Our Teeth "a sort of Hellzapoppin' with brains," as it broke from established theatrical conventions and walked off with the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama. Combining farce, burlesque, and satire (among other styles), Thornton Wilder departs from his studied use of nostalgia and sentiment in Our Town to have an Eternal Family narrowly escape one disaster after another, from ancient times to the present. Meet George and Maggie Antrobus (married only 5,000 years); their two children, Gladys and Henry (perfect in every way!); and their maid, Sabina (the ageless vamp) as they overcome ice, flood, and war -- by the skin of their teeth.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

1958 : UK Hardback
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Title: Skin of Our Teeth (Heritage of Literature)
Author(s): Thornton Wilder
ISBN: 0-582-34829-3 / 978-0-582-34829-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall Press
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Paperback Editions

April 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Skin of Our Teeth: A Play
Author(s): Thornton Wilder
ISBN: 0-06-297578-1 / 978-0-06-297578-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
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June 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Skin of Our Teeth (Acting Edition S.)
Author(s): Thornton Wilder
ISBN: 0-573-61548-9 / 978-0-573-61548-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
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April 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Skin of Our Teeth: A Play (Perennial Classics)
Author(s): Thornton Wilder
ISBN: 0-06-008893-1 / 978-0-06-008893-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA