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|Title||:||The Bridge on the Drina|
|Author||:||Ivo Andrić, Lovett F. Edwards, William Hardy McNeill|
|Publisher||:||University of Chicago Press|
|Number of Pages||:||314|
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Bridge on the Drina In the small Bosnian town of Visegrad the stone bridge of the novel s title built in the sixteenth century on the instruction of a grand vezir bears witness to three centuries of conflict Visegrad has long been a bone of contention between the Ottoman and Austro Hungarian Empires but the bridge survives unscathed until when the collision of forces in the Balkans triggers the outbreak of World War I .
The bridge spans generations nationalities and creeds silent testament to the lives played out on it Radisav a workman tries to hinder its construction and is impaled alive on its highest point beautiful Fata leaps from its parapet to escape an arranged marriage Milan inveterate gamble risks all in one last game on it With humour and compassion Andric chronicles the lives of Catholics Muslims and Orthodox Christians unable to reconcile their disparate loyalties