The Power and the Glory

This prize-winning novel of a fugitive priest in Mexico is quite simply “Graham Greene’s masterpiece” (John Updike, The New York Review of Books).

The Power and the Glory

Author: Graham Greene

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504052455

Page: 221

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This prize-winning novel of a fugitive priest in Mexico is quite simply “Graham Greene’s masterpiece” (John Updike, The New York Review of Books). In the Mexican state of Tabasco in the 1930s, all vestiges of Catholicism are being outlawed by the government. As churches are razed, icons are banned, and the price of devotion is execution, an unnamed member of the clergy flees. He’s known only as the “whisky priest.” Beset by heretical vices, guilt, and an immoral past, he’s torn between self-destruction and self-preservation. Too modest to be a martyr, too stubborn to follow the law, and too craven to take a bullet, he now travels as one of the hunted—attending, in secret, to the spiritual needs of the faithful. When a peasant begs him to return to Tabasco to hear the confessions of a dying man, the whisky priest knows it’s a trap. But it’s also his duty—and possibly his salvation. Named by Time magazine as one of the hundred best English-language novels written since 1923, The Power and the Glory is “a violent, raw” work on “suffering, strained faith, and ultimate redemption” (The Atlantic).

The Power and the Glory

In a poor, remote section of southern Mexico, the Red Shirts have taken control, God has been outlawed, and the priests have been systematically hunted down and killed.

The Power and the Glory

Author: Graham Greene

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780140184990

Page: 221

View: 567

The story of one man, an alcoholic "whiskey priest," on the run through the jungles, villages, and plantations of Mexico in the 1930s.

The Power and the Glory

Tragedy Denis Cannan and Pierre Bost, adapted from Graham Greene.

The Power and the Glory

Author: Dennis Cannan

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573614231

Page: 96

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Tragedy Denis Cannan and Pierre Bost, adapted from Graham Greene. Characters: 28 male, 9female, extras Unit set, frags., travellers. In the revolutionary days of Mexico a priest decides to stay with his people in disguise rather than escape. It is little consolation, however. For wherever the priest goes with the Mass and the Sacraments, the police are sure to follow executing those who harbored him. Though he is a humanly weak priest, with a past of ma

The Power and the Glory

A rollicking good read that deals with such modern-day concerns as ecological feminism, social activism, gender roles, and class distinctions.

The Power and the Glory

Author: Grace MacGowan Cooke

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781555535537

Page: 373

View: 194

A rollicking good read that deals with such modern-day concerns as ecological feminism, social activism, gender roles, and class distinctions.

Graham Greene

Author - Mexican Revolution - Summary - Title - Characters - Themes - Style - Sources - Questions.

Graham Greene

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780582782310

Page: 62

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Author - Mexican Revolution - Summary - Title - Characters - Themes - Style - Sources - Questions.

The Power and the Glory Classic Reprint

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

The Power and the Glory  Classic Reprint

Author: Grace Macgowan Cooke

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781527952300

Page: 388

View: 593

Excerpt from The Power and the Glory Hose cradle's that 3 the sick woman's thin querulous tones arrested the man at the threshold. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Louis XIV

An intelligent, authoritative, and often surprising biography of the most famous of French monarchs, by an acclaimed biographer and historian.

Louis XIV

Author: Josephine Wilkinson

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 9781643135922

Page: 488

View: 611

An intelligent, authoritative, and often surprising biography of the most famous of French monarchs, by an acclaimed biographer and historian. This stylish and incisive narrative presents readers with a fresh perspective on one of the most fascinating kings in European history. Louis XIV’s story has all the ingredients of a Dumas classic: legendary beginnings, beguiling women, court intrigue, a mysterious prisoner in an iron mask, lavish court entertainments, the scandal of a mistress who was immersed in the dark arts, and a central character who is handsome and romantic, but with a frighteningly dark side to his character. Louis believed himself to be semi-divine. His self-identification as the Sun King, which was reflected in iconography by the sun god, Apollo, influenced every aspect of Louis’s life: his political philosophy, his wars, and his relationships with courtiers and subjects. As a military strategist, Louis’s capacity was ambiguous, but he was an astute politician who led his country to the heights of sophistication and power—and then had the misfortune to live long enough to see it all crumble away. As the sun began to set upon this most glorious of reigns, it brought a gathering darkness filled with the anguish of dead heirs, threatened borders, and a populace that was dangerously dependent upon—but greatly distanced from—its king.

The Power and the Glory

These notes present a clear discussion of the action and thought of the work under consideration and a concise interperation of its artistic merits and its significance.

The Power and the Glory

Author: Edward A. Kopper

Publisher: Cliff Notes

ISBN: 9780822010715

Page: 83

View: 995

These notes present a clear discussion of the action and thought of the work under consideration and a concise interperation of its artistic merits and its significance.

The Power and the Glory

Continuing the riveting tale of Tatul and Adrine, two Armenians caught up in the horrific massacre ordered by the Turkish government during WWI.

The Power and the Glory

Author: Clint Kelly

Publisher: Bethany House Pub

ISBN: 9781556619564

Page: 270

View: 180

Continuing the riveting tale of Tatul and Adrine, two Armenians caught up in the horrific massacre ordered by the Turkish government during WWI. With the war at its conclusion, Tatul and Adrine find themselves in the exotic and scandalous city of Istanbul, desperate to gather their people together and betrayal--even among their own--hovers in the dark crevices of the famed city. Still "The Fox" at heart, Tatul must daily battle the need to risk everything for the mission he's been given, yet guard with his life the woman he loves. With the last remnant of Noah's descendants encompassing a bedraggled band of orphans, Tatul and Adrine must sacrifice everything to save the future of their homeland.

The Power the Glory

Set in the late 1790s during the Quasi-War with France, and featuring the adventures of the seafaring Cutler family of Hingham, Massachusetts, looks at the new American Navy during the Age of Fighting Sail.

The Power   the Glory

Author: William C. Hammond

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

ISBN: 9781612510521

Page: 254

View: 190

Set in the late 1790s during the Quasi-War with France, and featuring the adventures of the seafaring Cutler family of Hingham, Massachusetts, looks at the new American Navy during the Age of Fighting Sail.