The Power and the Glory by Graham GreeneThe Power and the Glory by Graham Greene

The Power and the Glory

byGraham Greene

Audio Book (CD) | February 1, 2011

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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. Now, the last priest strives to overcome physical and moral cowardice in order to find redemption. Graham Greene explores corruption and atonement in this penetrating novel set in 1930s Mexico during the era of Communist religious persecutions. As revolutionaries determine to stamp out the evils of the church through violence, the last Roman Catholic priest is on the lam, hunted by a police lieutenant. Despite his own sense of worthlessness-he is a heavy drinker and has fathered an illegitimate child-he is determined to continue to function as a priest until captured. He is contrasted with Padre Jose, a priest who has accepted marriage and embodies humiliation. A Christian parable pitting God and religion against twentieth-century materialism, this is considered by many, including the author himself to be his best work.
GRAHAM GREENE (1904-1991) was an English novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. He was an ardent convert to Catholicism, and all of his writings reflect his religious views. His novels are set in places in a state of seedy decay, and many of his locations, such as Vietnam in The Quiet American and Cuba in Our Man in Havana, beca...
Title:The Power and the GloryFormat:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:5.75 × 5.13 × 0.75 inPublished:February 1, 2011Publisher:Blackstone AudioLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1441704108

ISBN - 13:9781441704108

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Could not ... get into this book. A chore to read.
Date published: 2017-01-30
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