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The Power and the Glory By Graham Greene

The Power and the Glory
by Graham Greene

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ONE OF FIVE NEW VINTAGE FUTURE CLASSIC READING GUIDE EDITIONSDuring a vicious persecution of the clergy in Mexico, a worldly priest, the 'whisky priest', is on the run. But compassion and humanity force him along the road to his destiny, reluctant to abandon those who need him, and those he cares for.
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The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene

ONE OF FIVE NEW VINTAGE FUTURE CLASSIC READING GUIDE EDITIONS During a vicious persecution of the clergy in Mexico, a worldly priest, the 'whisky priest', is on the run. With the police closing in, his routes of escape are being shut off, his chances getting fewer. But compassion and humanity force him along the road to his destiny, reluctant to abandon those who need him, and those he cares for.

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The Power and the Glory Reviews


"The most ingenious, inventive and exciting of our novelists, rich in exactly etched and moving portraits of real human beings" -- V. S. Pritchett
"The power and energy of his finest novel derive from the will toward compassion, and ideal communism even more Christian than Communism. Its unit is the individual, not any class" -- John Updike
"No serious writer of this century has more thoroughly invaded and shaped the public imagination than did Graham Greene" * The Times *
"Graham Greene had wit and grace and character and story and a transcendent universal compassion that places him for all time in the ranks of world literature" * John Le Carre *
"The Power Tnd The Glory's nameless whisky priest blends seamlessly with his tropical, crooked, anticlerical Mexico. Roman Catholicism is intrinsic to the character and terrain both; Greene's imaginative immersion in both is triumphant" * John Updike *

About Graham Greene


Graham Greene was born in 1904. He worked as a journalist and critic, and in 1940 became literary editor of the Spectator. He was later employed by the Foreign Office. As well as his many novels, Graham Greene wrote several collections of short stories, four travel books, six plays, three books of autobiography, two of biography and four books for children. He also wrote hundreds of essays, and film and book reviews. Graham Greene was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. He died in April 1991.

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GOR010319433
The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
Graham Greene
Used - Like New
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2010-10-07
256
0099540967
9780099540960
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.