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Theophilus North

(1973)
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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.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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June 1974 : UK Hardback
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Title: Theophilus North
Author(s): Thornton Wilder
ISBN: 0-7139-0748-7 / 978-0-7139-0748-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allen Lane
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October 1973 : USA Hardback
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Title: Theophilus North
Author(s): Thornton Wilder
ISBN: 0-06-014636-2 / 978-0-06-014636-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper & Row
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1973 : Hardback
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Title: Theophilus North
Author(s): Thornton Wilder
ISBN: 3100920155 / 978-3100920157
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1973 : USA Hardback
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Title: Title: Theophilus North A Cass Canfield book
Author(s): Thornton Wilder
ISBN: 0-06-014637-0 / 978-0-06-014637-5 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

April 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Theophilus North: A Novel (Harperperennial Modern Classics)
Author(s): Thornton Wilder
ISBN: 0-06-241478-X / 978-0-06-241478-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
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April 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Theophilus North: A Novel
Author(s): Thornton Wilder
ISBN: 0-06-008892-3 / 978-0-06-008892-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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January 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Theophilus North
Author(s): Thornton Wilder
ISBN: 1-58348-386-1 / 978-1-58348-386-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: iUniverse
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July 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mr. North
Author(s): Thornton Wilder
ISBN: 0-88184-382-2 / 978-0-88184-382-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub
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November 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: Theophilus North
Author(s): Thornton Wilder
ISBN: 0-14-011154-9 / 978-0-14-011154-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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July 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mr. North
Author(s): Thornton Wilder
ISBN: 0-88184-314-8 / 978-0-88184-314-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf
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October 1984 : USA Paperback
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Title: Theophilus North
Author(s): Thornton Wilder
ISBN: 0-380-00160-8 / 978-0-380-00160-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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1974 : UK Paperback
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Title: Theophilus North
Author(s): Thornton Wilder
ISBN: 0-14-003960-0 / 978-0-14-003960-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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1974 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Theophilus North ,.
Author(s): THORNTON WILDER
ISBN: 0-380-19059-1 / 978-0-380-19059-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: AVON
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1974 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Title: Theophilus North
Author(s): Thornton Wilder
ISBN: 0-8161-6193-3 / 978-0-8161-6193-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: G. K. Hall
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April 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Theophilus North: A Novel (Harperperennial Modern Classics)
Author(s): Thornton Wilder
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