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The bridge of San Luis Rey

Author: Thornton Wilder; Russell Banks; A Tappan Wilder
Publisher: New York, NY : Perennial, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2003] ©2003
Series: Perennial classic.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This beautiful new edition features unpublished notes for the novel and other illuminating documentary mate- rial, all of which is included in a new Afterword by Tappan Wilder.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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thornton Wilder; Russell Banks; A Tappan Wilder
ISBN: 0060088877 9780060088873
OCLC Number: 51306108
Notes: A novel.
Description: xvii, 138 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm.
Contents: Foreword / by Russell Banks --
Perhaps an accident --
The Marquesa de Montemayor --
Esteban --
Uncle Pio --
Perhaps an intention --
Afterword / by Tappan Wilder.
Series Title: Perennial classic.
Responsibility: Thornton Wilder.
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This beautiful new edition features unpublished notes for the novel and other illuminating documentary mate- rial, all of which is included in a new Afterword by Tappan Wilder.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.

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