The Bridge of San Luis Rey – Wilder, Thornton

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Title: The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Author: Wilder, Thornton

Binding: Hardcover

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 This beautiful new edition features unpublished notes for the novel and other illuminating documentary material, all of which is included in a new Afterword by Tappan Wilder.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.

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Title: The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Author: Wilder, Thornton

Binding: Hardcover

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 This beautiful new edition features unpublished notes for the novel and other illuminating documentary material, all of which is included in a new Afterword by Tappan Wilder.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.

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