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The Power and the Glory


ONE OF FIVE NEW VINTAGE FUTURE CLASSIC READING GUIDE EDITIONS During a vicious persecution of the clergy in Mexico, a worldly priest, the 'whisky ... Show synopsis

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  • The Power and the Glory Jun 20, 2014
    by 2Tedious

    It is Graham Greene, what else can I say? This book is one for the ages -- and says volumes about the nature of human beings.

  • Jun 22, 2007
    by Renee

    The Power and the Glory is the story of a lax priest working in Mexico in the ?30s. This is a very dark tale full of disillusions, addictions, and slavery to sin. Ending with the main character dying outside the Faith after seeing nothing but weak religion, false priests, and a lost people, it is truly a depressing read.

  • everyone should read this book! May 1, 2007
    by DoctorC

    Graham Greene was one of Britain's most important 20th century writers, and the reason is amply shown by this book. Greene's incredible descriptions of southern Mexico almost make you swat at mosquitos as you read. Through a cast of entirely believable characters and a horribly plausible plot he shows us how all acts, from the saintly to the most terrible, are perpetrated by human beings, with all their frailties and doubts. And most of the time these people act because they think they are doing right. I can't think of another book that tells this simple truth so well. Greene never preaches, and his plot builds suspense with the best of them, and makes for a satisfying read that just happens to have taught us something important at the same time.

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