The bridge of San Luis Rey

by Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975,

Format: Print Book 2021
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Fiction F WIL
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Collection  Fiction
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Adult Fiction Fic Wilder
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The definitive edition of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic with a foreword by acclaimed author Russell Banks and an afterword by Wilder's nephew, Tappan Wilder, with illuminating documentary material about the novel and its rich literary history.

"As close to perfect a moral fable as we are ever likely to get in American literature." --Russell Banks

"There are books that haunt you down the years, books that seem to touch and stir something deep inside you. . . . Wilder's The Bridge of San Luis Rey is of this kind." --The Independent (London)

"On Friday noon, July the twentieth, 1714, the finest bridge in all Peru broke and precipitated five travelers into the gulf below." This immortal sentence opens The Bridge of San Luis Rey, one of the towering achievements in American literature, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and a novel still read throughout the world.

Brother Juniper, a Franciscan monk, witnesses the tragic event. Deeply moved, he embarks on a quest to prove that it was divine intervention, not chance, that led to the deaths of the five people crossing the bridge that day. Ultimately, his search leads to a timeless investigation into the nature of fate and love, and the meaning of the human condition.

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,2021
Edition First Harper Perennial Modern Classics edition, published 2014, reissued in 2021.
Contributors Banks, Russell, 1940-2023 writer of foreword.
Wilder, Tappan, writer of afterword.
Language English
Notes "A hardcover edition of this book was originally published in 1927 by Albeert & Charles Boni, Inc. It is reprinted here by arrangement with the Wilder Family LLC"--Title page verso.
Includes reading group questions.
Description xvii, 172 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 166).
ISBN 9780063114852
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