Bridge Of San Luis Rey Study Guides

  • The Bridge of San Luis Rey


    The Bridge of San Luis Rey is the story of the collapse of an Inca-built rope bridge in the mountains of Peru. The novel first looks at the lives of each of the people who died in the collapse, charting the paths that led them to the bridge at the moment of the accident. The novel then turns to rumination, following a friar who bore witness to the accident as he attempts to discover an underlying meaning to the senseless deaths.