The Bridge Of San Luis Rey: A Novel by Thornton WilderThe Bridge Of San Luis Rey: A Novel by Thornton Wilder

The Bridge Of San Luis Rey: A Novel

byThornton Wilder

Paperback | September 29, 2015

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Thornton Wilder’s classic novel—now available in a limited Olive Edition—features previously unpublished notes and other illuminating documentary material as well as an updated afterword by his nephew, Tappan Wilder, and a foreword by Russell Banks.

"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, one of the towering achievements in American fiction, and a novel read throughout the world, begins.

By fate or chance, a monk has witnessed the collapse. Brother Juniper, moved by the tragedy, embarks on a quest to prove a higher order is at work in the deaths of those who perished. His search leads readers on a timeless investigation into the nature of love and the meaning of the human condition.

Thornton Wilder (1897-1975) was an accomplished novelist and playwright whose works, exploring the connection between the commonplace and cosmic dimensions of human experience, continue to be read and produced around the world. HisBridge of San Luis Rey, one of seven novels, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1928, as did two of his four full-l...
Title:The Bridge Of San Luis Rey: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.12 × 4.5 × 0.32 inPublished:September 29, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062421107

ISBN - 13:9780062421104

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A short, but beautifully written book “Now he discovered that secret from which one never quite recovers, that even in the most perfect love one person loves less profoundly than the other. There may be two equally good, equally gifted, equally beautiful, but there may never be two that love one another equally well.” There are some really beautiful passages in the book, which is a parable about trying to make sense of tragedy. Highly recommend.
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