Bernice

Bernice Walbeck a thoroughly hated man who cheated hundreds of people out of their money suddenly returns home from Joliet prison when his sentence is reduced He is greeted by two people his attorney who i

  • Title: Bernice
  • Author: Thornton Wilder
  • ISBN: 9780573703874
  • Page: 229
  • Format: Paperback
  • Walbeck, a thoroughly hated man who cheated hundreds of people out of their money, suddenly returns home from Joliet prison when his sentence is reduced He is greeted by two people his attorney, who informs him that Walbeck s wife has fled to California, taking his daughter with her, and a new maid, Bernice, the self proclaimed best cook in Chicago recently hired to keWalbeck, a thoroughly hated man who cheated hundreds of people out of their money, suddenly returns home from Joliet prison when his sentence is reduced He is greeted by two people his attorney, who informs him that Walbeck s wife has fled to California, taking his daughter with her, and a new maid, Bernice, the self proclaimed best cook in Chicago recently hired to keep the home going Bernice, it turns out, served time for murder, and the advice she gives Walbeck on how to deal with his future allows Wilder to explore the nature of pride Decisions have to be made quickly when Walbeck learns that his daughter is still in Chicago and coming by to see him at any moment.

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