|Power and the Glory, the (1940) [Novel]|
by Graham Greene
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(From the publisher):
Traveling through Mexico in 1938, Graham Greene was shocked by the religious persecution he witnessed as the revolutionary government attempted to stamp out the Catholic Church. When published, The Power and the Glory sparked the anger of both the Mexican government and the Vatican. For Graham Greene's anti-hero is a 'whiskey priest', both sinner and coward who is despised by his flock and his own conscience. Yet despite his fear of being caught and shot, he continues hearing confessions and administering the sacrament.
Original title: The Power and the Glory
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics