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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Thornton Wilder, recognized as one of America's most respected contemporary writers. Titles in this study guide include The Cabala, The Bridge Of San Luis Rey, Heaven's My Destination, Our Town, and The Skin of Our Teeth. As a collection of twentieth-century literature, Wilder's work was influenced by his religious background, his love of classicism, and his worldwide travels. Moreover, many of his stories explored humanist themes and biblical motifs and allusions. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Wilder's classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work- Character Summaries- Plot Guides- Section and Chapter Overviews- Test Essay and Study Q&AsThe Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.