The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Download or Read eBook The Bridge of San Luis Rey PDF written by Thornton Wilder and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2023-08-15 with total page 103 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Book Synopsis The Bridge of San Luis Rey by : Thornton Wilder

This Pulitzer Prize-winning, fable-like short novel—by the author of Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth—has been beloved around the world for nearly a century. This splendid and profoundly moving novel begins with a simple and seemingly senseless tragedy. "On Friday noon, July the twentieth, 1714, the finest bridge in all Peru broke and precipitated five travelers into the gulf below." A traveling monk, Brother Juniper, witnesses the catastrophe and becomes obsessed with investigating the lives of the five victims in order to prove that their deaths had meaning. His mission is doomed to fail, but over the course of the story, the five unlucky individuals—a noblewoman, a maid, an orphan, an old man, and a child—come to life for the reader in all of their glorious complexity. Their intertwined lives—snuffed out in one shattering moment—illuminate the biggest questions that we can ask ourselves about the nature of love and meaning of the human condition.

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  • Total Pages – 103
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780593470954
  • ISBN-13 – 0593470958

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Download or Read eBook The Bridge of San Luis Rey PDF written by Thornton Wilder and published by . This book was released on 1927 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Book Synopsis The Bridge of San Luis Rey by : Thornton Wilder

Several interrelated people die in the collapse of an Inca rope bridge in Peru. A friar who has witnessed the tragic accident inquires into the lives of the victims, seeking some sort of answer to why each of them had to die.

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  • Total Pages – 248
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Thornton Wilder: The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Other Novels 1926-1948 (LOA #194)

Download or Read eBook Thornton Wilder: The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Other Novels 1926-1948 (LOA #194) PDF written by Thornton Wilder and published by Library of America Thornton Wi. This book was released on 2009-08-20 with total page 752 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Thornton Wilder: The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Other Novels 1926-1948 (LOA #194)

Book Synopsis Thornton Wilder: The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Other Novels 1926-1948 (LOA #194) by : Thornton Wilder

Presents an anthology of novels, short stories, and essays.

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  • Total Pages – 752
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  • ISBN-10 – UOM:39015075681422
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Heaven's My Destination

Download or Read eBook Heaven's My Destination PDF written by Thornton Wilder and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2020-12-08 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Heaven's My Destination

Book Synopsis Heaven's My Destination by : Thornton Wilder

“If John Steinbeck’s mighty Grapes of Wrath is the tragic novel of the Great Depression, then Heaven’s My Destination is its comic masterpiece. —J.D. McClatchy A hilarious tale about goodness in a fallen world, Heaven’s My Destination introduces George Marvin Brush, one of Thornton Wilder's most memorable characters. Brush, a traveling textbook salesman, is a fervent religious convert who is determined to lead a good life. With sad and sometimes hilarious consequences, his travels take him through smoking cars, bawdy houses, banks, and campgrounds from Texas to Illinois—and into the soul of Depression-era America itself. This special edition includes an updated afterword by Wilder’s nephew, Tappan Wilder, with illuminating material about the author and book.

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  • Publisher – HarperCollins
  • Total Pages – 256
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780063080157
  • ISBN-13 – 006308015X

Thornton Wilder

Download or Read eBook Thornton Wilder PDF written by Penelope Niven and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2012-10-30 with total page 791 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Thornton Wilder

Book Synopsis Thornton Wilder by : Penelope Niven

"Thornton Wilder: A Life brings readers face to face with the extraordinary man who made words come alive around the world, on the stage and on the page." —James Earl Jones, actor "Comprehensive and wisely fashioned….A splendid and long needed work." —Edward Albee, playwright Thornton Wilder—three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, creator of such enduring stage works as Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth, and beloved novels like Bridge of San Luis Ray and Theophilus North—was much more than a pivotal figure in twentieth century American theater and literature. He was a world-traveler, a student, a teacher, a soldier, an actor, a son, a brother, and a complex, intensely private man who kept his personal life a secret. In Thornton Wilder: A Life, author Penelope Niven pulls back the curtain to present a fascinating, three-dimensional portrait one of America's greatest playwrights, novelists, and literary icons.

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  • Total Pages – 791
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780062097774
  • ISBN-13 – 0062097776