The Resource The bridge of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder

The bridge of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder

Label
The bridge of San Luis Rey
Title
The bridge of San Luis Rey
Statement of responsibility
Thornton Wilder
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This beautiful new edition features unpublished notes for the novel and other illuminating documentary mate- rial, all of which is included in a new Afterword by Tappan Wilder.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
Title
The bridge of San Luis Rey
Creator
Contributor
Summary
The bridge of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder's second novel, won him the first of his three Pulitzer Prizes. The novel opens in the aftermath of an inexplicable tragedy--a tiny footbridge in Peru breaks, and five travelers hurtle to their deaths. Most townspeople think to themselves with secret joy, "Within 10 minutes myself...." But for Brother Juniper, a humble Franciscan friar who witnesses the catastrophe, the question is inescapable: Why those five? Suddenly, Brother Juniper is committed to discover what manner of lives these five disparate people led--and whether it was divine intervention that took their lives, or a capricious fate
Subject
Genre
Award
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1928.
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062401
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.52
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
1080
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PS3545.I345
LC item number
B7 2003
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1080
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Perennial classics
Target audience
adult
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by Thornton Wilder
Label
The bridge of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/hc042/2002044963.html
Publication
Copyright
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Perhaps an accident -- Marquesa de Montemayor -- Esteban -- Uncle Pio -- Perhaps an intention -- Afterword: Tappan Wilder
Control code
13986703
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvii, 138 pages
Isbn
9780060088873
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002044963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
13986703
System control number
  • (InCu)3E43C83C84EF4735A16DECE4650EAD3A
  • (OCoLC)ocm51306108
  • (OCoLC)51306108

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