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The bridge of San Luis Rey
By: Thornton Wilder
Pages: 160
Published: 1927
Genre(s): Historical Fiction
Award(s): Pulitzer Prize (1928)
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"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...

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