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Trade Paper, Perennial (HarperCollins), 2003, ISBN# 0060088877

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Trade Paper, Perennial (HarperCollins), 2003, ISBN# 0060088877

This beautiful new edition features unpublished notes for the novel and other illuminating documentary material, all of which is included in a new Afterword by Tappan Wilder.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 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.This new edition of Wilder's 1928 Pulitzer Prize winning novel contains a new foreword by Russell Banks.

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Number of Pages: 160
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Wilder, Thornton
Series Title: Perennial Classics
Primary Shelf ID: 584294
Publisher: Harpercollins
Publication Date: April, 2003
ISBN-13: 9780060088873
Brand: Generic
Digital Video Formats: Paperback
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.25 x 8.00 x 0.50 Inches
ISBN-10: 0060088877
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