Literary Blog Hop: Giveaway of The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Posted June 21, 2014 by Lory in giveaways / 44 Comments

Welcome to The Literary Blog Hop, hosted by Judith of Leeswammes’ Blog. This fun event gives bloggers a chance to link up their giveaways featuring books of a more literary nature than is sometimes the case. To visit the other Hop participants, click here or check out the linky list below.

I’m giving away a hardcover copy of one of my favorite fine press classics, The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder, published by the Heritage Press. I loved this book so much that I purchased a second copy of it in slightly better condition than the first one I had found. The copy I’m giving away has a small discoloration on the top of the spine, but otherwise is in very good condition.

I adore everything about this edition — the binding, illustrations and typography are all outstanding. If you’ve read the book, you know that Thornton Wilder writes beautifully about universal themes of love, death, fate, and sacrifice. If you haven’t yet read it, you’re in for a treat.

GIVEAWAY UPDATE: Congratulations to the winner, Lu A.! Thanks to all who entered and commented. I’m so glad you stopped by.

For more chances to win, be sure to check out the other blogs participating in this hop:

Linky List:

  1. Leeswammes
  2. The Misfortune of Knowing
  3. Bibliosue
  4. Too Fond
  5. Under a Gray Sky
  6. Read Her Like an Open Book (US)
  7. My Devotional Thoughts
  8. WildmooBooks
  9. Guiltless Reading
  10. Fourth Street Review
  11. Nishita’s Rants and Raves
  12. Word by Word
  13. Words And Peace (US)
  14. Ciska’s Book Chest
  15. Falling Letters
  16. Roof Beam Reader
  17. Readerbuzz
  18. The Relentless Reader (US)
  19. Mom’s Small Victories (US)
  20. Daily Mayo (US)
  1. The Emerald City Book Review (US)
  2. A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall
  3. Lost Generation Reader
  4. Booklover Book Reviews
  5. Bay State Reader’s Advisory
  6. River City Reading (US)
  7. Books Speak Volumes
  8. Words for Worms
  9. Wensend
  10. Bibliophile’s Retreat
  11. Readers’ Oasis
  12. The Book Musings
  13. My Book Retreat (N. Am.)
  14. Books on the Table (US)

To enter my giveaway, please use the Rafflecopter widget below. Sorry, I can ship to US addresses only due to postage costs. The giveaway ends on Wednesday, June 25, and the winner will be chosen within two days. Thank you for participating, and good luck!

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44 responses to “Literary Blog Hop: Giveaway of The Bridge of San Luis Rey

  1. Mer

    Persuasion is my favorite classic. There's just something so amazing about books that have stood the test of time…I like thinking about all the people over the years who have been engrossed in the characters.

  2. I have a copy of this already, but haven't read it since I was much much younger…I should try it again, and see how it compare to my memory!

  3. Thanks for entering my giveaway! I'm also giving away the first copy I bought of a book I bought twice. I first found it in paperback, then a year later found the hardcover in the bargain section of my local bookstore.

  4. I've actually never even *heard* of this, but it looks fascinating! My favorite classic varies by year… lately it's been Anna Karenina, which I read 2 years ago and find I still think about. I also love pretty much everything Marquez ever wrote, so he's on the list as well.

    • Now those I have read — many times! I love Elizabeth Gaskell too. She was sadly overlooked when I was studying English in college but since then I've read all her novels and they're wonderful.

  5. A Tale of Two Cities is a long time favorite. Having finally read Great Expectations last year I now would find it hard to choose between the two. A children/young adult classic that I still love is A Wrinkle in Time.

  6. My favorite classics are not the "intellectual" reads everyone else has selected. I go to the older children's books to share with my own children: The Chronicles of Narnia (all of them), Heidi, The Wizard of Oz, The Little Princess, The Secret Garden, etc.

  7. My favorite classic read is The Grapes of Wrath. I am a fifth generation Visalian. Visalia is the location of the camps Steinbeck based the book on. I had to find out all of this on my own. This Steinbeck book wasn't covered in the public schools.

  8. I love many of the classics. Anne of Green Gables for one…There are too many wonderful authors & books past and present to begin listing favorites.

  9. Favorite Classic Book? Hm…probably Pride and Prejudice. However, Jane Eyre speaks to me on a different level and Dickens is the perfect blizzard/huge thunderstorm reading.

  10. I'm going to cheat and list the most recent classic that I read and loved and that would be The Count of Monte Cristo. Read it earlier this year and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it (which is why it's a classic, right?).

  11. Oh, and I was just at the Hamden, CT library on Monday and they have an area dedicated Thornton Wilder because he lived in Hamden. I'm doing a library post later this week on that visit.

    • Yes, why are we surprised when we enjoy a classic? I think it's due to being forced to read things in school that we may not connect with. And that's cool about the Hamden library. I'll look forward to that post.

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