The bridge of San Luis Rey / by Thornton Wilder. Thornton Wilder.

The bridge of San Luis Rey / by Thornton Wilder

London: Longmans, 1928. 13th Impression. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slight suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Item #353034

Physical description: 140 pages; 21cm. Summary: Set in 18th century Lima, Peru, a rickety bridge which has spanned a deep gorge for ages suddenly breaks, and five people plunge to their deaths. A priest who is deeply affected by the catastrophe decides to make an investigative study of the lives of the victims to determine if he can find some clue to God's intention in casting five dis-associated mortals into eternity at precisely the same moment. Subjects: American Dramatists Prose Fiction 20th Century.
American Literature Prose 20th century. Bridges Accidents. Manners and customs. Peru Social life and customs 18th century; Fiction.

Price: €10.95

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