The Bridge of San Luis Rey  

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The Bridge of San Luis Rey is American author Thornton Wilder's second novel, first published in 1927 to worldwide acclaim. It tells the story of several interrelated people who die in the collapse of an Inca rope bridge in Peru, and the events that lead up to their being on the bridge.

It is the progenitor of the modern disaster epic in literature and filmmaking, where a single disaster intertwines the victims, whose lives are then explored by means of flashbacks to events leading up to the disaster.

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