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The Bridge of San Luis Rey

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The Bridge of San Luis Rey

by Wilder, Thornton

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NY: Albert & Charles Boni, 1927. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1927 Albert & Charles Boni FIRST EDITION stated 4th printing (December 1927) in VG/G condition. The HB is clean and tight with minor wear. The unclipped DJ ( $ 2.50) is later state ( 156th thousand) in GOOD condition missing a small piece at the top spine end. The colors are still bright..

Synopsis

The Bridge of San Luis Rey is American author Thornton Wilder's second novel, first published in 1927 to worldwide acclaim. It tells the story of several interrelated people who die in the collapse of an Inca rope-fiber suspension bridge in Peru, and the events that lead up to their being on the bridge. A friar who has witnessed the tragic accident then goes about inquiring into the lives of the victims, seeking some sort of cosmic answer to the question of why each had to die.

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On Oct 5 2010, Sergerca said:
We all have a worldview (don't we?) that influences just about everything we encounter. Literature is no exception. Perhaps that is why I thought the main point of Thornton Wilder's outstanding The Bridge of San Luis Rey was so obvious.In many of the reviews I've read, many have stated that Wilder leaves the main conclusion up to the reader. I must disagree. The final line, so quoted by many of the reviewers, makes it all very clear to me. "All those impulses of love return to the love that made them." Perhaps, had Wilder capitalized the second "love" more would have drawn the same conclusion as I. That love is, of course, the love of the Father. This short book is rooted in Christian realism -- summed up in that final page. Life and God's ways as they pertain to life, are a mystery to the believer. Seemingly saintly people die far too early in inexplicable circumstances-- a bridge that has lasted for centuries one day breaks under the weight of an old woman, a cripple, an old man, a young girl, and a young man. But the "why" is not for us to know. We all must live in the comfort that it is His will that reigns, not ours, and that the love which sustained us in this life will see us to the next. Perhaps Brother Juniper found his answer. I know I recognized mine.

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Bookseller's Inventory #
008849
Title
The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Author
Wilder, Thornton
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Good
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Albert & Charles Boni
Place of Publication
NY
Date Published
1927
Keywords
Book into Film
Bookseller catalogs
Book Into Film; fiction-literature; Pulitzer Prize;

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