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The Power and the Glory

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ISBN13: 9780140184990
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Awards

Winner of the Hawthornden Prize.

Synopses & Reviews

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The last priest is on the run. During an anti-clerical purge in one of the southern states of Mexico, he is hunted like a hare. Too human for heroism, too humble for martyrdom, the little worldly 'whisky priest' is nevertheless impelled towards his squalid Calvary as much by his own compassion for humanity as by the efforts of his pursuers. A baleful vulture of doom hovers over this modern crucifixion story, but above the vulture soars an eagle — the inevitability of the Church's triumph.

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"The Power and 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 in his Introduction

Synopsis:

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.

Introduction by John Updike

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 Power and the Glory, The Third Man, Our Man in Havana, The Comedians and Travels with My Aunt. He is the subject of an acclaimed three-volume biography by Norman Sherry.

John Updike was born in Shillington, PA. His novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Howells Medal.

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nicholas wright, November 28, 2008 (view all comments by nicholas wright)
The title of the Power and the Glory is symbolic as it attracts the reader to the main idea that is to be expected throughout the novel. Greene is a master of writing, he sets up the reader with such a simple title as this. the main question throughout the novel is, who has the power? who has the glory? are these entities tangible and can be owned? can two person equally hold these two entity? and whether or not these entities can be owned.The squalid lieutenant wants the power for himself, as he views the power as tangible, while the unamed priest states that he does not have the power as it is reserved for god.... for futher information contact me at email above.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140184990
Introduction:
Updike, John
Author:
Updike, John
Author:
Greene, Graham
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
London Eng.
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Clergy
Subject:
Priests
Subject:
Priests -- Mexico -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Booklist
Series:
Penguin twentieth-century classics
Series Volume:
1810
Publication Date:
September 1991
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.76x5.06x.56 in. .38 lbs.

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Product details 240 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140184990 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The Power and 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."
"Synopsis" by , 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.

Introduction by John Updike

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