The Bridge of San Luis Rey

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Author: Thornton Wilder

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ISBN: 0380005891

Category: Accident victims

Page: 180

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This beautiful new edition features unpublished notes for the novel and other illuminating documentary material, all of which is included in a new Afterword by Tappan Wilder. "On Friday noon, July the twentieth, 1714, the finest bridge in all Peru broke and precipitated five travelers into the gulf below." With this celebrated sentence Thornton Wilder begins "The Bridge of San Luis Rey," one of the towering achievements in American fiction and a novel read throughout the world. By chance, a monk witnesses the tragedy. Brother Juniper then embarks on a quest to prove that it was divine intervention rather than chance that led to the deaths of those who perished in the tragedy. His search leads to his own death -- and to the author's timeless investigation into the nature of love and the meaning of the human condition. This new edition of Wilder' s 1928 Pulitzer Prize winning novel contains a new foreword by Russell Banks.
The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Language: un
Pages: 180
Authors: Thornton Wilder
Categories: Accident victims
Type: BOOK - Published: 1976 - Publisher:

This beautiful new edition features unpublished notes for the novel and other illuminating documentary material, all of which is included in a new Afterword by Tappan Wilder. "On Friday noon, July the twentieth, 1714, the finest bridge in all Peru broke and precipitated five travelers into the gulf below." With
The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Language: un
Pages: 148
Authors: Thornton Wilder
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991-06 - Publisher:

"The Bridge of San Luis Rey," Thornton Wilder's second novel, won him the first of his three Pulitzer Prizes. The novel opens in the aftermath of an inexplicable tragedy--a tiny footbridge in Peru breaks, and five travelers hurtle to their deaths. Most townspeople think to themselves with secret joy, "Within
The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Language: un
Pages: 235
Authors: Thornton Wilder
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Type: BOOK - Published: 1927 - Publisher:

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The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Language: un
Pages: 235
Authors: Thornton Wilder
Categories: Accident victims
Type: BOOK - Published: 1927 - Publisher: New York : Boni

Set in 18th century Lima, Peru, a rickety bridge which has spanned a deep gorge for ages suddenly breaks, and five people plunge to their deaths. A priest who is deeply affected by the catastrophe decides to make an investigative study of the lives of the victims to determine if
The bridge of San Luis Rey
Language: un
Pages: 342
Authors: Thornton Wilder
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