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The Power and the Glory - John Updike, Graham Greene
The Power and the Glory
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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.
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780142437308 (0142437301)
ASIN: 142437301
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 222
Edition language: English
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
2.5 The Power and the Glory
"The wall of the burial-ground had fallen in: one or two crosses had been smashed by enthusiasts: an angel had lost one of its stone wings, and what gravestones were left undamaged leant at an acute angle in the long marshy grass. One image of the Mother of God had lost ears and arms and stood like ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
bookshelves: fraudio, published-1940, autumn-2014, mexico, tbr-busting-2014, religion, roman-catholic, classic Recommended for: Broken Tune Read from November 17 to 18, 2014 Description: In a poor, remote section of Southern Mexico, the paramilitary group, the Red Shirts have taken control. God...
Edward
Edward rated it
4.0 The Power and the Glory (Vintage Classics)
Introduction--The Power and the Glory
Never Read Passively
Never Read Passively rated it
3.0 The Power and the Glory
I get what Greene is going for here. He gives us an imperfect vessel persecuted by a secular society who, despite some serious opposition and shortcomings, manages to do some good, show some humanity and represent Catholicism and God in a way that ultimately redeems both.It just didn't resonate with...
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it
1.0 The Power and the Glory
Okay, that does it. Officially my last try with Graham Greene. I've given him many more chances than he deserves. Aside from The Quiet American, I just cannot abide his style.
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