The bridge of San Luis Rey

by Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975,

Format: Print Book 2014
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"The essence of Mr. Wilder's book is really the feeling in it; it is a 'notation of the heart' with sympathy. Gaily or sadly, but always with understanding, a belief in the miracle of love runs through it all." --Times Literary Supplement (London)

"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, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, one of the towering achievements in American fiction, and a novel beloved 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 Wilder's timeless investigation into the nature of love and the meaning of the human condition.

This edition includes a foreword by acclaimed author Russell Banks and features previously unpublished notes and other illuminating documentary material about the novel and author.

part one. Perhaps an accident
part two. The Marquesa de Montemayor
part three. Esteban
part four. Uncle Pio
part five. Perhaps an intention.

Additional Information
Series Harper Perennial modern classics.
Subjects Bridges -- Accidents -- Peru -- Fiction.
Accident victims -- Fiction.
Peru -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Publisher New York :Harper Perennial Modern Classics,2014
Edition First Modern Classics edition.
Contributors Wilder, Tappan, writer of afterword.
Language English
Description xvii, 154 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes new bibliographical note (pages 149-150).
ISBN 9780060757502
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