The Bridge of San Luis Rey
By (author) Thornton Wilder
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Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
Book DescriptionAn ancient bridge collapses over a gorge in Peru, hurling five people into the abyss. It seems a meaningless human tragedy. But one witness, a Franciscan monk, believes the deaths might not be as random as they appear. Convinced that the disaster is a punishment sent from Heaven, the monk sets out to discover all he can about the travellers. The five strangers were connected in some way, he thinks. There must be a purpose behind their deaths. But are their lost lives the result of sin? ...Or of love?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141184258
(198mm x 129mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Thornton Wilder
Heaven's My Destination, Paperback (September 2016)
First published in 1935, HEAVEN'S MY DESTINATION is American author and dramatist Thornton Wilder's masterful portrayal of the power of an outsider's viewpoint.
Doll's House, Paperback / softback (August 2016)
A new version of Ibsen s classic, adapted by a renowned playwright."
Our Town: A Play in Three Acts, Paperback (September 2013)
First produced and published in 1938 to wide acclaim, this is a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of life in the small village of Grover's Corners. It is an allegorical representation of all life.
Cabala, Paperback (July 2012)» View all books by Thornton Wilder
Samuele, an American student in Rome after the First World War, is drawn into the declining period of a titular secret community, composed of decaying European royalty, eccentric expatriate Americans and a cardinal.
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Author Biography - Thornton Wilder
Thornton (Niven) Wilder (1897-1975) American writer and playwright, best known for OUR TOWN (1938) and THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY (1927), an examination of justice and altruism.
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