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The bridge of San Luis Rey

Author: Thornton Wilder
Publisher: New York : Washington Square Press, ©1955.
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
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thornton Wilder
OCLC Number: 3761128
Description: 117, [5] pages ; 17 cm
Contents: Perhaps an accident --
Marquesa de Montemayor --
Esteban --
Uncle Pio --
Perhaps an intention.
Responsibility: Thornton Wilder.

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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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