Saint Julian

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HarperCollins, Mar 2, 2004 - Fiction - 240 pages
13 Reviews
This haunting medieval novella, set somewhat ambiguously in the period of the Crusades, tells the story of Julian the Hospitaller, drawn from ancient legend. Revered for his famous devotion to the Church, Julian must hide a violent nature that leads him to love the hunt and the kill above all. Saint Julian follows the inexorable descent of this golden-boy hero from favored son of nobility to the depths of beggardom, and eventual sainthood.
  

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Review: Saint Julian

User Review  - Christina - Goodreads

An engrossing, unusual tale about a tortured man in medieval times. A fictionalized version of the (supposedly) real Saint Julian. Forgiveness and redemption feels beyond our reach until we ask for it, and then it is floodingly present. Worth another read. Read full review

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User Review  - Christian - Goodreads

Saint Julian has the same thick, old-fashioned style as The Book of the Dun Cow, which is delicious if you're in the mood for it. Wangerin is entirely too good at creating horrifying scenes, which are hard to forget even when the conflict is resolved. Read full review

Contents

Concerning the Mother of the Saint
3
Concerning the Father of the Saint
5
The Chapel
14
The Birth of the Saint
17
Celebrations
24
Youth
27
Young Saint Julian and the Mouse
29
The Education of the Saint in Matters under Mothers Hand
37
Sin
89
The Almoner
91
The Red Knight
94
A Finishing Advance
97
The Restless the Unresting Soul
108
Concerning the Wife of the Saint
118
Guests and a Grateful Heart
123
An Eden Indeed
127

Matters under the Hand of His Father
42
Matters Completely His Own
46
The Knighting of Saint Julian
50
The Smiths Boy
62
The Saint and the Wimple
68
Christmas and the Mummers Carol
74
The Saint and the BattleAx
78
The First Departure
87
The Saint the Hammer and the Dagger
132
The Second Departure
137
Bewailing Her Solitude
140
Not a Hole Nor a Nest Nor a Home
181
The Labors of Saint Julian
188
At the Tales End
205
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About the author (2004)

Walter Wangerin Jr. is the National Book Award-winning author of The Book of the Dun Cow. His other books include The Book of God, Ragman and Other Cries of Faith, and Miz Lil and the Chronicles of Grace.

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