The Bridge of San Luis Rey Thornton Wilder

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Author: Thornton Wilder
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Book Title
The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Author
Thornton Wilder
ISBN
9780060757502
"The essence of Mr. Wilder's book is really the feeling in it; it is a 'notation of the heart' with sympathy. Gaily or sadly, but always with understanding, a belief in the miracle of love runs through it all." --Times Literary Supplement (London)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, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, one of the towering achievements in American fiction, and a novel beloved 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 Wilder's timeless investigation into the nature of love and the meaning of the human condition. This edition includes a foreword by acclaimed author Russell Banks and features previously unpublished notes and other illuminating documentary material about the novel and author.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Thornton WilderPublisher: Harper PerennialPublished: 09/02/2014ISBN: 9780060757502Pages: 154Weight: 0.31lbsSize: 8.22h x 5.35w x 0.45dAccelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 526 / Bridge of San Luis ReyReading Level: 7.1 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 5

"The essence of Mr. Wilder's book is really the feeling in it; it is a 'notation of the heart' with sympathy. Gaily or sadly, but always with understanding, a belief in the miracle of love runs through it all." --Times Literary Supplement (London)

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, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, one of the towering achievements in American fiction, and a novel beloved 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 Wilder's timeless investigation into the nature of love and the meaning of the human condition.

This edition includes a foreword by acclaimed author Russell Banks and features previously unpublished notes and other illuminating documentary material about the novel and author.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Thornton Wilder
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published: 09/02/2014
ISBN: 9780060757502
Pages: 154
Weight: 0.31lbs
Size: 8.22h x 5.35w x 0.45d
Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 526 / Bridge of San Luis Rey
Reading Level: 7.1 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 5

"The essence of Mr. Wilder's book is really the feeling in it; it is a 'notation of the heart' with sympathy. Gaily or sadly, but always with understanding, a belief in the miracle of love runs through it all." --Times Literary Supplement (London)

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, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, one of the towering achievements in American fiction, and a novel beloved 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 Wilder's timeless investigation into the nature of love and the meaning of the human condition.

This edition includes a foreword by acclaimed author Russell Banks and features previously unpublished notes and other illuminating documentary material about the novel and author.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Thornton Wilder
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published: 09/02/2014
ISBN: 9780060757502
Pages: 154
Weight: 0.31lbs
Size: 8.22h x 5.35w x 0.45d
Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 526 / Bridge of San Luis Rey
Reading Level: 7.1 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 5