Title The Eighth Day.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition.
Edition First Edition.
Publisher Harper & Row, New York: 1967.
Seller ID 44188X1
In the early summer of 1902, scandal strikes a small mining town in Illinois. A respected family man, John Ashley, stands trial for the cold-blooded murder of his best friend, Breckenridge Lansing. Speculations race through the town about the relationship between the dead man and the alleged murderer's wife. Ashley is quickly sentenced to death but escapes when six mysterious men overwhelm the guards on the railroad car and start the doomed man on his miraculous escape. Before solving the murder, Wilder transports us (as only he can) back into history and forward to two world wars, over the country and around the planet in a generartional stgruggle for redemption. "Suspenseful, deeply moving . . . his best and most absorbing novel." - The New York Times
(Key Words: Fiction, Thornton Wilder).