The Resource The bridge of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder, (ebook)

The bridge of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder, (ebook)

Label
The bridge of San Luis Rey
Title
The bridge of San Luis Rey
Statement of responsibility
Thornton Wilder
Creator
Contributor
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 seeks to prove that it was divine intervention rather than chance that led to the deaths of those who perished in the tragedy. His study leads to his own death -- and to the author's timeless investigation into the nature of love and the meaning of the human condition. The Bridge of San Luis Rey is now reissued in this handsome hardcover edition featuring a new foreword by Russell Banks. Tappan Wilder has written an engaging and thought-provoking afterword, which includes unpublished notes for the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, illuminating photographs, and other remarkable documentary material. Granville Hicks's insightful comment about Wilder suggests an inveterate truth: "As a craftsman he is second to none, and there are few who have looked deeper into the human heart."
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1897-1975
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Wilder, Thornton
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Perennial classics
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  • Bridges
  • Accident victims
  • Peru
Target audience
adult
Label
The bridge of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder, (ebook)
Link
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062232724
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12036881
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12036881
System control number
MWT12036881
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The bridge of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062232724
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12036881
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12036881
System control number
MWT12036881
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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