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Author Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975, author
Title The bridge of San Luis Rey / by Thornton Wilder ; illustrated by Amy Drevenstedt
Imprint New York : Albert & Charles Boni, 1927
 Euro-Am Studies Lib 2F  813.52 W6457br 1927    AVAILABLE    30500100065526
 CLP Library    CANCEL    30580002557291
Descript 235 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Pulitzer Prize, Novel, 1928
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
A preliminary issue of 21 copies have title enclosed with black rather than green rules, and variant binding; see Edelstein A2a; cf. A2b (trade issue)
Trade issued bound in mauve cloth stamped in green and black; in green pictorial dust jacket printed in black, purple, and yellow, with price $2.50
Subject Bridges -- Accidents -- Peru -- Fiction
Accident victims -- Fiction
Peru -- Fiction
Alt Author Drevenstedt, Amy
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