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The Bridge of San Luis Rey: Perennial Classics

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SKU 18094~SA-9780060757502 Category ISBN: 9780060757502.

 

Thornton Wilder

 

This beautiful new edition features unpublished notes for the novel and other illuminating documentary material, all of which is included in a new Afterword by Tappan Wilder.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 precipi-tated 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.
 

Dimensions5.25 × 8.25 in
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Production/Publication Date

2014

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Paperback