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The Resource The bridge of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder ; [foreword by Russell Banks ; afterword by Tappan Wilder]

The bridge of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder ; [foreword by Russell Banks ; afterword by Tappan Wilder]

Label
The bridge of San Luis Rey
Title
The bridge of San Luis Rey
Statement of responsibility
Thornton Wilder ; [foreword by Russell Banks ; afterword by Tappan Wilder]
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 seeks to prove that it was divine intervention rather than chance that led to the deaths of those who perished in the tragedy. His study leads to his own death -- and to the author's timeless investigation into the nature of love and the meaning of the human condition. The Bridge of San Luis Rey is now reissued in this handsome hardcover edition featuring a new foreword by Russell Banks. Tappan Wilder has written an engaging and thought-provoking afterword, which includes unpublished notes for the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, illuminating photographs, and other remarkable documentary material. Granville Hicks's insightful comment about Wilder suggests an inveterate truth: "As a craftsman he is second to none, and there are few who have looked deeper into the human heart."
Summary
When a rope bridge near Lima, Peru breaks in 1714, a Franciscan who witnesses the accident feels compelled to learn about the lives of the five people who were killed
Theme
Award
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1928.
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062401
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
The bridge of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder ; [foreword by Russell Banks ; afterword by Tappan Wilder]
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Foreword / Russell Banks -- Perhaps an accident -- Marquesa de Montemayor -- Esteban -- Uncle Pio -- Perhaps an intention -- Afterword / Tappan Wilder -- Acknowledgments
Control code
54045814
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvii, 138 p.
Isbn
9780060580612
Lccn
2004555139
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)54045814
Label
The bridge of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder ; [foreword by Russell Banks ; afterword by Tappan Wilder]
Publication
Contents
Foreword / Russell Banks -- Perhaps an accident -- Marquesa de Montemayor -- Esteban -- Uncle Pio -- Perhaps an intention -- Afterword / Tappan Wilder -- Acknowledgments
Control code
54045814
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvii, 138 p.
Isbn
9780060580612
Lccn
2004555139
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)54045814

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