Harper Academic

Our Town

A Play in Three Acts

by Thornton Wilder

On Sale: 07/28/2020

Price: $14.99

Our Town

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Our Town

A Play in Three Acts

by Thornton Wilder

On Sale: 07/28/2020

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Price: $14.99

About the Book

First produced and published in 1938, this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of life in the small village of Grover’s Corners, an allegorical representation of all life, has become an American classic. It is Thornton Wilder’s most renowned and most frequently performed play.

Critical Praise

“Taking as his material three periods in the history of a placid New Hampshire town, Mr. Wilder has transmuted the simple events of human life into universal reverie. He has given familiar facts a deeply moving, philosophical perspective....Our Town is one of the finest achievements of the current stage.” - Brooks Atkinson

“Its astringent distillation of life and death in the fictional early-20th-century town of Grover’s Corners, N.H., is desperately needed...so Americans can remember who we are. . . . The true American faith endures in “Our Town.” - Frank Rich, New York Times

“Wilder’s unfashionable insistence on embracing wonders as well as woe is both gallant and exhilarating. . . .[Our Town] leaves us with a sense of blessing, and the unspoken but palpable command to achieve gratitude in what remains of our days on earth” - The New Yorker

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063003996
  • ISBN 10: 0063003996
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 07/28/2020
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.505 in (d)
  • Pages: 224
  • List Price: $14.99
  • BISAC1 : DRAMA / American / General
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Small Town & Rural