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The eighth day

The Eighth Day, a tale set in a mining town in southern Illinois about two families blasted apart by the apparent murder of one father by the other. The miraculous escape of the accused killer, John Ashley, on the eve of his execution and his flight to freedom triggers a powerful story tracing the fate of his and the victim's wife and children. At once a murder mystery and a philosophical story, The Eighth Day is a "suspenseful and deeply moving" (New York Times) work of classic stature that has been hailed as a great American epic.

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  • "Eighth day"@it
  • "The eighth day"@it
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  • "The Eighth Day, a tale set in a mining town in southern Illinois about two families blasted apart by the apparent murder of one father by the other. The miraculous escape of the accused killer, John Ashley, on the eve of his execution and his flight to freedom triggers a powerful story tracing the fate of his and the victim's wife and children. At once a murder mystery and a philosophical story, The Eighth Day is a "suspenseful and deeply moving" (New York Times) work of classic stature that has been hailed as a great American epic."@en
  • "This new edition of Thornton Wilder's renowned 1967 National Book Award'winning novel features a new foreword by John Updike and an afterword by Tappan Wilder, who draws on such unique sources as Wilder's unpublished letters, handwritten annotations in the margins of the book, and other illuminating documentary material. In 1962 and 1963, Thornton Wilder spent twenty months in hibernation, away from family and friends, in the Rio Grande border town of Douglas, Arizona. While there, he launched The Eighth Day, a tale set in a mining town in southern Illinois about two families blasted apart by the apparent murder of one father by the other. The miraculous escape of the accused killer, John Ashley, on the eve of his execution and his flight to freedom triggers a powerful story tracing the fate of his and the victim's wife and children. At once a murder mystery and a philosophical story, The Eighth Day is a "suspenseful and deeply moving" (New York Times) work of classic stature that has been hailed as a great American epic."@en
  • "Realistický román amerického dramatika a prozaika přináší panoramatický pohled na americký život na sklonku minulého a na počátku tohoto století. V hornickém městečku je zastřelen vážený občan a z vraždy je obviněn a k smrti odsouzen jeho blízký spolupracovník a přítel rodiny, přičemž cestou na popraviště je mu umožněn útěk. Autor, který rozvíjí, dotváří a objasňuje maloměstskou tragédii vraždy z filosofického nadhledu, se v románě zamýšlí s ironií i s neochabující humanistickou vírou nad osmým dnem lidstva - dvacátým stoletím."
  • "At the turn of the century, an Illinois man is sentenced to death for the murder of a close friend, but escapes to South America to build a new world for himself and his family."
  • "At the turn of the century, an Illinois man is sentenced to death for the murder of a close friend, but escapes to South America to build a new world for himself and his family."@en

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  • "Publishers' advertisements"@en
  • "Publishers' advertisements"
  • "Mystery fiction"@en
  • "Piracies (Publishing)"
  • "Romans (teksten)"
  • "Belletristische Darstellung"
  • "Erzählende Literatur: Hauptwerk vor 1945"
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  • "Fiction"
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  • "Authors' autographs (Provenance)"@en
  • "Genres littéraires"
  • "Limitation statements (Publishing)"@en
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  • "Powieść amerykańska"

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  • "L'ottavo giorno : romanzo"
  • "Ziua a opta"
  • "Ottavo giorno : romanzo"
  • "O Oitavo dia romance"@pt
  • "El octavo día"@es
  • "El octavo día"
  • "Osmý den"
  • "Der achte Schöpfungstag"
  • "The eighth day : [a novel]"
  • "Der achte Schöpfungstag; Roman"
  • "L'ottavo giorno"@it
  • "Der achte Schöpfungstag Roman"
  • "Den åttende dag"
  • "Der achte Schöpfungstag : roman"
  • "ˆDer‰ achte Schöpfungstag"
  • "The Eighth Day"
  • "A teremtés nyolcadik napja"
  • "Der achte Schopfungstag : Roman = The eighth day"
  • "The eighth day"
  • "The eighth day"@en
  • "A teremtés nyolcadik napja : regény"
  • "The eighth day [synopsis]"@en
  • "The eighth day a novel"@en
  • "The eighth day : a new novel"@en
  • "The Eight day"
  • "O oitavo dia : (romance)"
  • "Der achte Schöpfungstag, roman"
  • "The eighth day [by] Thornton Wilder"@en
  • "Der achte Schöpfungstag : Roman"
  • "A teremtés nyolcadik napja : [regény]"@hu
  • "De achtste dag"
  • "A teremtés nyolcadik napja : [regény]"
  • "A teremtés nyolcadik napján : regény"
  • "Eighth day"@en
  • "Eighth day"
  • "Ôsmy deň stvorenia"
  • "Astuntoji diena : romanas"
  • "Osmi dan"
  • "Der achte schopfungstag"@en
  • "Kahdeksas päivä"@fi
  • "The Eighth day"
  • "The Eighth day"@en
  • "Hē ogdoē mera"
  • "The eight day"@en
  • "The eight day"
  • "Kahdeksas Paiva"
  • "Den åttonde dagen"
  • "Den åttonde dagen"@sv

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