The Power and the Glory

The Power and the Glory

Book - 2001
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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.
Publisher: Vintage ; Penguin , 2001, cc1940.
ISBN: 9780099286097
0099286092
9780140184990
0140184996
Branch Call Number: FICTION GRE
Alternative Title: Labyrinthine ways.

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SunsetBranch
Mar 04, 2019

I know this is supposed to be his masterpiece, but now it seems impossibly dated. Neither of the two antagonists seems as real as the people who inhabit the other novels. It's still Greene though so it's still worth reading

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kalavoie
Feb 10, 2019

Recommended by Frederick Buechner

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alexvdbroek
Aug 14, 2018

Another amazing by Graham Greene. This is a powerful read and I highly recommend.

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sess430
Jul 16, 2017

This dark story isn't an easy read. It was based on the Mexican state of Tabasco's anti-church campaign in the 1930s. Various characters in the book - the protagonist aka the "whiskey priest", another Catholic priest, the police lieutenant, the pious woman, etc. face hardships and moral dilemmas. The characters react differently and the reader will reflect on : What does having faith mean? How is a person "saved"? Who is/isn't a righteous person? It was controversial when published in 1940 and later made into a film called "The Fugitive" starring Henry Fonda.

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12sonas
Aug 16, 2012

Hate is a lack of imagination

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