The Cabala

The Cabala

A young American student spends a year in the exotic world of post-World War I Rome. While there, he experiences firsthand the waning days of a secret community (a "cabala") of decaying royalty, a great cardinal of the Roman Church, and an assortment of memorable American ex-pats. The Cabala, a semiautobiographical novel of unforgettable characters and human passions, launched Wilder's career as a celebrated storyteller and dramatist.

Title:The Cabala
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780766181588
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    The Cabala Reviews

  • Jim Puskas

    What a refreshing change to read something so vastly different from anything written nowadays! Yes, this book is extremely dated, totally immersed in the language and outlook of the 1920s, but that's ...

  • Katerina

    Глупейший, но обаятельный дебютный роман очень молодого и очень наивного Торнтона Уайлдера))С новой силой за...

  • Grady Ormsby

    The Cabala by Thornton Wilder is set in Rome in the early 1920’s and is a story that centers on of a group of “Fierce intellectual snobs” who are “very rich and influential.” Thornton divide...

  • Daniel Rosler

    Holy cow. What an amazing writer....

  • J. Alfred

    Ironic and self-ironic, unapologetically literary, urbane and heady. Reads, for the most part, like Woolf or Forster, occasionally reaching wry delights: "When the bourgeoisie discovered that she was ...

  • Erik Graff

    It must have been the influence of high school where we were required to read Our Town and The Bridge of San Luis Rey that gave me the idea that familiarity with Wilder was necessary for a liberal edu...

  • Jerry Pogan

    An uneventful and plotless but beautifully written story of a young American who is befriended by a group of well-to-do socialites in 1920's Rome. It was Wilders first book and hinted at the enormous ...

  • Bob Newman

    "Gloom at the Top" A polite New Englander somehow penetrates a top hat society of aristocrats, pale poets and princesses, and Cardinals in Rome, who are really hapless, caught forever in the coils of ...

  • Svetlana

    Слава Богу, что книжка оказалась короткой. От такого названия я ожидала повествования, если и не об учении каб...

  • Christina

    Affluenza is defined as the negative psychological or behavioral effects of having or pursuing wealth, per dictionary.com. This story excellently demonstrates that concept, as it explores the lives of...