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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
Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Member of
Summary
When a rope bridge near Lima, Peru breaks in 1714, a Franciscan who witnesses the accident feels compelled to learn about the lives of the five people who were killed
Theme
Award
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1928.
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062401
Cataloging source
NWAV
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1897-1975
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Wilder, Thornton
Dewey number
813.52
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Drevenstedt, Amy
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True
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Death
Target audience
adult
Label
The bridge of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000021478741
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
124 p.
Isbn
9780141184258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)59567878
Label
The bridge of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000021478741
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
124 p.
Isbn
9780141184258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)59567878

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