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The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Thornton Wilder

Publisher: DigiCat

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Thornton Wilder's novel, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, is a poignant and thought-provoking exploration of fate, love, and redemption. Set in 18th-century Peru, the book tells the story of five individuals who perish in the collapse of a bridge, exploring the interconnectedness of their lives and the question of whether their deaths were mere coincidence or part of a larger, divine plan. Wilder's prose is elegant and lyrical, creating a vivid sense of place and time that draws readers into the lives of his characters. The novel is a classic example of American literature, winning the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1928. Wilder's use of historical context and philosophical themes adds depth and complexity to the narrative, making it a compelling and timeless read. Thornton Wilder, known for his works in both fiction and drama, drew inspiration from his travels and experiences in Latin America to write The Bridge of San Luis Rey. His background in literature and theater shines through in the novel's rich character development and intricate plot structure. Wilder's exploration of themes such as the nature of love, the fragility of life, and the mysteries of fate demonstrate his keen insight into the human condition. I highly recommend The Bridge of San Luis Rey to readers who appreciate thought-provoking literature that explores profound themes of love, loss, and destiny. Wilder's masterful storytelling and philosophical reflections make this novel a timeless and immersive reading experience that is sure to leave a lasting impact on anyone who picks it up.
Available since: 11/19/2023.
Print length: 78 pages.

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