The publication of this Pulitzer Prize-winning book established Thornton Wilder as one of the leading novelists of the 20th century. An ancient bridge collapses in Peru, hurling five people into the gorge below. It seems to be a random tragedy. Yet one witness, a Franciscan monk, is not convinced. Are their lost lives the result of sin... or of love? 'There are books that haunt you down the years...The Bridge of San Luis Rey is of this kind.' -- The Independent
A little road rage was not unusual even in the 1940s, but the Toff was not expecting bullets to be a part of the argument. While returning home from a cricket match, the Honourable Richard Rollison - alias The Toff - comes across a mysterious accident. As he delves deeper into the matter with his usual perseverance and thoroughness, murder and suspense form the backdrop to a fast moving and exciting adventure.