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title: The Bridge of San Luis Rey
author: Thornton Wilder
illustrator: Jean Charlot
condition: A clean copy in fine/excellent condition. Includes gently used, original tan slipcase. Strong binding and spine. Clean, tear-free, and stainless pages.
publisher: Heritage Press
dimensions: 11.75 inches x 7 inches x 1 inches
description: Hardcover, beige and blue book. Black and gold decor along front and back covers. Decorated in golden text along the spine. Features full-color lithographs by Jean Charlot.
synopsis: "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.
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