Drawing on such unique sources as the author's unpublished letters, business records, and obscure family recollections, Tappan Wilder's Afterword adds a special dimension to the reissue of this hilarious tale about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.
Wilder is on a roll, with several of his titles coming back into print. Heaven's My Destination (1934) offers protagonist George Brush, a traveling salesman attempting to live a virtuous life despite peddling his wares in less than virtuous places. The epistolary Ides of March (1948) retells the tragedy of Julius Caesar through letters among the major players. Both volumes feature new introductions by J.D. McClatchy and Kurt Vonnegut, respectively, along with scholarly notes and a biographical portrait of Wilder. Jump on 'em. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.