The power and the glory

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Viking Press, 1962 - Fiction - 267 pages
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User Review  - Narshkite - LibraryThing

This is a hard one for me. I love Graham Greene, and have read many of his books and loved them all across genres. (He writes across so many genres!) I know this is considered his masterpiece, but the ... Read full review

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

A journey through oppression to find dignity, this book tells the story of one priest's struggle in a Godless Mexico. Many consider this to be Greene's best book. Ultimately Greene asks us how we would chose when faced with a similar challenge. Read full review

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3
Section 2
18
Section 3
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About the author (1962)

Born in 1904, Graham Greene was the son of a headmaster and the fourth of six children. Preferring to stay home and read rather than endure the teasing at school that was a by-product of his father's occupation, Greene attempted suicide several times and eventually dropped out of school at the age of 15. His parents sent him to an analyst in London who recommended he try writing as therapy. He completed his first novel by the time he graduated from college in 1925. Greene wrote both entertainments and serious novels. Catholicism was a recurring theme in his work, notable examples being The Power and the Glory (1940) and The End of the Affair (1951). Popular suspense novels include: The Heart of the Matter, Our Man in Havana and The Quiet American. Greene was also a world traveler and he used his experiences as the basis for many books. One popular example, Journey Without Maps (1936), was based on a trip through the jungles of Liberia. Greene also wrote and adapted screenplays, including that of the 1949 film, The Third Man, which starred Orson Welles. He died in Vevey, Switzerland in 1991.

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