The Bridge of San Luis Rey. By Thornton Wilder. Illustrated by Jean Charlot. Illustrated Edition. Heritage Press. New York, 1962.

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American novelist and playwright Thornton Wilder was a triumph of literature in the mid-twentieth century. He produced dozens of plays, several novels, a film, and numerous essays. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice–first for Our Town in 1938 and second for The Skin of Our Teeth in 1942. He also won the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel after the international success of The Bridge of San Luis Rey in 1927. It is still today his most recognized work of prose, a brilliantly crafted narrative from multiple points of view, describing a fatal bridge collapse in Peru. This illustrated edition pairs Wilder’s five-part narrative with spectacular color illustrations by Jean Charlot, making it a vibrant and engaging representation of the text.

This illustrated edition is in fine condition. In the original cloth boards, fine with black and gilt stamped images. Text block fine. Speckled edges. Charlot’s 14 illustrations are superb. With the publisher’s original slipcase, very good with closed tears, rubbing, and chipping to edges. With the publisher’s original Sandlass pamphlet laid in.

A fine illustrated edition of Thornton Wilder’s best novel.

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The Bridge of San Luis Rey. By Thornton Wilder. Illustrated by Jean Charlot. Illustrated Edition. Heritage Press. New York, 1962.

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Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in