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The Resource The Bridge of San Luis Rey

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

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The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Title
The Bridge of San Luis Rey
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Thornton Wilder
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eng
Summary
The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder's second novel, won him the first of his three Pulitzer Prizes. The novel opens in the aftermath of an inexplicable tragedy—a tiny footbridge in Peru breaks, and five travelers hurtle to their deaths. Most townspeople think to themselves with secret joy, "Within 10 minutes myself...." But for Brother Juniper, a humble Franciscan friar who witnesses the catastrophe, the question is inescapable: Why those five? Suddenly, Brother Juniper is committed to discover what manner of lives these five disparate people led—and whether it was divine intervention that took their lives, or a capricious fate. Wilder maintained in his works that true meaning and beauty are found in ordinary experience. This is especially true of The Bridge of San Luis Rey. From the very beginning to the stunning conclusion, the listener is absorbed into the individual stories of the five victims, and how their destinies intertwine.Original material © 1927 Albert and Charles Boni, Inc. Copyright © 1955 renewed by Thronton Wilder.Recorded by arrangement with A. Tappan Wilder, Catharine Wilder Guiles, Catharine K. Wilder,a nd the Barbara Hogenson Agency
Summary
When a rope bridge near Lima, Peru breaks in 1714, a Franciscan who witnesses the accident feels compelled to learn about the lives of the five people who were killed
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Read by Sam Waterston
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The Bridge of San Luis Rey
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