The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder

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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.[1] 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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The 691st greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 37th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  2. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)
  3. - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (Pulitzer Prize)
  4. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at

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