An edition of The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1927)

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

1st Perennial Library ed.
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An edition of The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1927)

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

1st Perennial Library ed.
  • 3.71 ·
  • 7 Ratings
  • 52 Want to read
  • 2 Currently reading
  • 14 Have read

The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1927) tells the story of several unrelated people who happen to be on a bridge in Peru when it collapses, killing them. Philosophically, the book explores the problem of evil, or the question, of why unfortunate events occur to people who seem "innocent" or "undeserving". It won the Pulitzer Prize in 1928, and in 1998 it was selected by the editorial board of the American Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of the twentieth century. The book was quoted by British Prime Minister Tony Blair during the memorial service for victims of the September 11 attacks in 2001. Since then its popularity has grown enormously. The book is the progenitor of the modern disaster epic in literature and film-making, where a single disaster intertwines the victims, whose lives are then explored by means of flashbacks to events before the disaster.

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Perennial Library
Language
English
Pages
148

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Cover of: The Bridge of San Luis Rey
The Bridge of San Luis Rey: A Novel
Sep 29, 2015, Harper Perennial
Paperback in English
Cover of: Bridge of San Luis Rey
Bridge of San Luis Rey
2006, Penguin Books, Limited
in English
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Bridge of San Luis Rey, tie-in The
October 26, 2004, Perennial
Paperback in English - Mov Tie-in edition
Cover of: The Bridge of San Luis Rey
The Bridge of San Luis Rey
1986, Perennial Library
in English - 1st Perennial Library ed.
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The bridge of San Luis Rey.
1963, Washington Square Press
Cover of: The bridge of San Luis Rey
The bridge of San Luis Rey
1931, Longmans, Green and Co.
in English
Cover of: The bridge of San Luis Rey
The bridge of San Luis Rey
1928, Longmans, Green
in English
Cover of: The bridge of San Luis Rey
The bridge of San Luis Rey
1927, Grossett & Dunlap
in English
Cover of: The bridge of San Luis Rey
Cover of: The bridge of San Luis Rey
The bridge of San Luis Rey
1927, Grosset & Dunlap
in English

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Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.52
Library of Congress
PS3545.I345 B7 1986

The Physical Object

Pagination
148 p. ;
Number of pages
148

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Open Library
OL2552138M
Internet Archive
bridgeofsanluisr00wild
ISBN 10
006091341X
LCCN
85045925
Library Thing
25867
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1371438

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