The Power and the Glory

Graham Greene author John Updike editor

Format:Paperback

Publisher:Vintage Publishing

Published:1st Mar '01

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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.

'Graham Greene's masterpiece' John Updike

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.

'This is Greene at his raw and powerful best' Sunday Times

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 *
Beautiful prose…melded with page-turning suspense… I defy anyone to read it without weeping * The Week *

ISBN: 9780099286097

Dimensions: 198mm x 129mm x 15mm

Weight: 170g

240 pages