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The bridge of San Luis Rey / by Thorton Wilder

Wilder, Thorton. (Author).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Montpelier Harrison Twp PL - Montpelier 880 WIL (Text) 76052000019569 MHTPLM Adult Reference Available -
Noble Co PL - Central (Albion) CLASSIC WIL (Text) 38131000736099 NCPLC-Classic Fiction Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 117 pages, 36 readers supplement pages : 17 cm.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Washington Square Press, 1963.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Perhaps an accident -- Marquesa de Montemayor -- Esteban -- Uncle Pio -- Perhaps an intention -- Reader's supplement for a greater understanding and appreciation of "The Bridge of San Luis Rey".
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Bridges > Accidents > Peru > Fiction.
Accident victims > Fiction.
FICTION / Classics.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Family Life / General.
Peru > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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