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The Eighth Day by Thornton Wilder: III. Chicago 1902-1905

Chapter 3, Chicago, outlines the story of John Ashley’s only son, Roger, in Chicago. Roger Ashley left the house shortly after the conviction and escape of his father. 702 more words

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I was in the bathroom enjoying my Western-style toilet, the powder blue number with the fashionably contrasting white seat. The walls and the floor of the bathroom are a mosaic of sorts, a mishmash of broken tiles flung into wet concrete. 792 more words

CTC’s season all set to dazzle Chautauqua audience

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Actress Audrey Corsa gestures to other actors. The show opens 2:15 p.m. Saturday in Bratton Theater.

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The Eighth Day by Thornton Wilder: II. Illinois to Chile 1902-1905

In this chapter, my question and commentary/favorite quote overlap decently. This chapter switches from the Ashley family home to John Ashley after his conviction. He travels from Illinois, having been rescued from the train, all the way down to Chile in search of work. 1,108 more words

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The Eighth Day by Thornton Wilder: I. "The Elms" 1883-1905

The first chapter of The Eighth Day by Thornton Wilder narrates the story of the Ashley family at their house, “The Elms,” in Coaltown Illinois. John Ashley is convicted for the murder of Breckenridge Lansing. 797 more words

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The Eighth Day by Thornton Wilder: Prologue

I am reading The Eighth Day by Thornton Wilder with my past professor of English. The novel is separated into the following chapters:


David McCullough on Books & Life

Master storyteller David McCullough, touring with his new book, entertained an unabashedly admiring San Francisco audience recently with stories historical, literary and political. Including more than a few stories about the… 634 more words