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date: 25 January 2020

Wilder, Thorntonlocked

(17 April 1897–07 December 1975)
  • Linda Simon

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Wilder, Thornton (17 April 1897–07 December 1975), novelist and playwright, was born Thornton Niven Wilder in Madison, Wisconsin, the son of Amos Parker Wilder, a diplomat and editor of the State Journal, and Isabella Thornton Niven. As a young child, Wilder lived in Madison, but in 1906 his father became consul general in Hong Kong, and the family moved overseas....

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