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The Power and the Glory

by Graham Greene

Random House UK | May 22, 2001 | Trade Paperback

The Power and the Glory is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.
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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 pages, 7.78 × 5.05 × 0.6 in

Published: May 22, 2001

Publisher: Random House UK

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0099286092

ISBN - 13: 9780099286097

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Book The Power and the Glory is great book. Graham Greene uses the perfect amount of description in his writing to paint a clear picture of an innocent "criminal" making his way through a dying country full off obstacles. The way he writes lets you feel as if you are inside the main characters head traveling with him, battling the elements, and meeting all kinds of strange and wonderful characters. This book holds your attention from beginning to end making you ask what will happen next, and there is never a dull moment. Greene writes with vivid description and a fairly wide vocabulary so i would recommend the book to ages fifteen and older. Anyone who enjoys suspense or a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat guessing at where the book is taking you will enjoy The Power and the Glory just as much as i did.
Date published: 2010-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Modern Crucifixion Tale In a Mexican Socialist state Catholicism is outlawed and a flawed, "whiskey priest" is on the lam from a patriotic, zealous Lieutenent. This harrowing manhunt is not for a typically pious priest ; he is a drunk and a fornicator. While being tracked down, he comes to grips with the reality of being a bad priest and is filled with self-doubt and loathing. But his sense of duty sends him directly in harm's way, as he decides to journey back to the hostile state to hear the confession of a murderer he has never met. The nameless priest knows this is a set-up and a trap from which he will not escape. An intensely moral novel that serves as a modern crucifixion tale. Religion in this magnificent novel is not a path towards perfecting the soul, but a means of understanding and accepting human frailty. Graham Greene's masterpiece
Date published: 2008-01-19

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The Power and the Glory

by Graham Greene

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 pages, 7.78 × 5.05 × 0.6 in

Published: May 22, 2001

Publisher: Random House UK

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0099286092

ISBN - 13: 9780099286097

From the Publisher

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.

About the Author

Graham Greene (1904–1991) worked as a journalist and critic, and was later employed by the foreign office. His many books include The Third Man, The Comedians and Travels with My Aunt. He is the subject of an acclaimed three-volume biography by Norman Sherry.

Editorial Reviews

“Greene’s masterpiece.” –John Updike

“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 Carré