OUR TOWN. Thornton WILDER.

OUR TOWN

New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., (1938). First Edition. Hardcover. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a touchstone of American theater. After reading this play, Albert Einstein wrote a letter to Wilder comparing OUR TOWN to Homer's ODYSSEY and Shakespeare's HAMLET, stating: "That an American of the present day can create with such delicacy and detachment touches the soul like a miracle." This copy is SIGNED by the author shortly after publication on the half-title page: "Thornton Wilder/New York City/May 1938." Uncommon to find simply signed rather than inscribed. Typical mild sunning along the cloth edges and on the spine which has mild wear to the heel. The dustwrapper is complete with minor chipping to the head of the spine and light edgewear. Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper. Item #014717

Price: $7,500.00