The Bridge of San Luis Rey
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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 | 128 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 8mm | 99.79g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141184256
  • 9780141184258
  • 32,336

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A glorious thing -- David Mitchell
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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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Review Text

A glorious thing David Mitchell
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24,124 ratings
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