Heaven's My Destination: A Novel

Paperback | September 16, 2003

byThornton Wilder

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Drawing on such unique sources as the author's unpublished letters, business records, and obscure family recollections, Tappan Wilder's Afterword adds a special dimension to the reissue of this hilarious tale about goodness in a fallen world.

Meet George Marvin Brush—Don Quixote come to Main Street in the Great Depression, and one of Thornton Wilder's most memorable characters. George Brush, a traveling textbook salesman, is a fervent religious convert who is determined to lead a good life. With sad and sometimes hilarious consequences, his travels take him through smoking cars, bawdy houses, banks, and campgrounds from Texas to Illinois—and into the soul of America itself.

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Drawing on such unique sources as the author's unpublished letters, business records, and obscure family recollections, Tappan Wilder's Afterword adds a special dimension to the reissue of this hilarious tale about goodness in a fallen world.Meet George Marvin Brush—Don Quixote come to Main Street in the Great Depression, and one of Th...

An acclaimed novelist and playwright, Thornton Wilder (1897–1975) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1928), Our Town (1938), and The Skin of Our Teeth (1943). Wilder’s other honors include the Gold Medal for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Na...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.54 inPublished:September 16, 2003Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060088893

ISBN - 13:9780060088897

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