Title: The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Author: Wilder, Thornton
Publisher: Albert & Charles Boni, New York
Publication Date: 1928
Edition: First Edition. Twelfth Printing.
Book Condition: VG
Comments: No d-j. Bookplate on inside cover. Top and bottom edges have a couple of marks. Spine slightly cocked.
Synopsis: This beautiful new edition features unpublished notes for the novel and other illuminating documentary material, all of which is included in a new Afterword by Tappan Wilder. “On Friday noon, July the twentieth, 1714, the finest bridge in all Peru broke and precipi-tated 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.