The Alcestiad or A life in the Sun by Thornton Wilder. Also included is The Drunken Sisters. Illustrated by Daniel Maffia and published by the Franklin Library, Pennsylvania, 1977. Hardcover, bound in full, genuine green leather with gorgeous gilt decoration on front and back and spine. Gold, moiré silk endpapers with a sew-in satin marker ribbon. 170 pages. States: This limited first edition ……..has been privately printed exclusively for Members of the First Edition Society.
Thornton Wilder, (1897 – 1975) was an American icon. He was an internationally famous playwright and novelist, and a three time Pulitzer Prize winner [for the plays 'Our Town' and 'The Skin of Our Teeth' and the novel 'The Bridge of San Luis Rey'], and the recipient of many other prestigious awards. He was a very popular, intelligent and clever writer, with the capacity to exploit such modernist techniques as those of Gertrude Stein [and James Joyce] in comparatively commercial interests, and has been the subject of considerable controversy.
The Alcestiad is set in Thessaly many centuries before the Golden Age of Greece. A fascinating play with much underlying meaning.
A very informative Foreword by Isabel Wilder, his sister, is also included.
Condition: As New!! A beautiful volume to grace your shelves. Please view all pictures as they give an accurate description of the condition.
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