The Bridge of San Luis Rey
by Thornton Wilder
Paperback-

This beautiful new edition features unpublished notes for the novel and other illuminating documentary material, all of which is included ...

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  "Philosophical short novel" by FTessa (see profile) 06/26/12

3.5*** This is a moral fable in which Wilder tries to answer the question, “Is there a direction and meaning in lives beyond the individual’s own will?” He explores the characters’ motivations in life, their triumphs and disappointments. Its universal appeal is that Wilder is writing about human nature – conflicted, noble, contradictory, loving, and exasperating. He holds a mirror up to the reader’s own soul, asking the reader to examine his or her own actions and reactions.

 
  "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" by brenstuhr (see profile) 03/10/15

Faith and irony, the importance of love, and reflecting on our own mortality. A quick read that was to the point but full of discussion.

 
  "" by [email protected] (see profile) 09/29/16

Sadly and ironically Brother Juniper's fate disproved what he hoped to find, that God is fair and just. He was unjustly martyrized by the Church for showing the unjustness of God.

 
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