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The bridge of San Luis Rey

Author: Thornton Wilder
Publisher: New York : Grosset & Dunlap, [1927]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 he can find some clue to God's intention in casting five dis-associated mortals into eternity at precisely the same moment.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thornton Wilder
OCLC Number: 290662
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, Novel, 1928.
Description: 235 pages ; 19 cm
Responsibility: illustrated by Amy Drevenstedt.

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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 he can find some clue to God's intention in casting five dis-associated mortals into eternity at precisely the same moment.

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