The Bridge of San Luis Rey

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

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An ancient bridge collapses over a gorge in Peru, hurling five people into the abyss. It seems a meaningless human tragedy. But one witness, a Franciscan monk, believes the deaths might not be as random as they appear. Convinced that the disaster is a punishment sent from Heaven, the monk sets out to discover all he can about the travellers. The five strangers were connected in some way, he thinks. There must be a purpose behind their deaths. But are their lost lives the result of sin! Or of love!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 110 x 178 x 12mm | 140.61g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0141023627
  • 9780141023625
  • 668,846

About Thornton Wilder

Thornton (Niven) Wilder (1897-1975) American writer and playwright, best known for OUR TOWN (1938) and THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY (1927), an examination of justice and altruism.
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