The Power And The Glory

The Power And The Glory (Paperback)

By Graham Greene 
Publisher: VINTAGE (RAND)
Edition: Paperback
Edition Number: 1
Language: English
ISBN: 0099286092
EAN: 9780099286097
No. of Pages: 240
Publish Date: 2001-03-01
Binding: Paperback
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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.

About The Author
Graham Greene was born in 1904. He was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. Graham Greene died in April 1991. Among the many people who paid tribute to him on his death was Kingsley Amis: 'He will be missed all over the world. Until today, he was our greatest living novelist.'

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Title: The Power And The Glory
Publisher: VINTAGE (RAND)
Author: Graham Greene
Edition: Paperback
Edition Number: 1
Language: English
ISBN: 0099286092
EAN: 9780099286097
No. of Pages: 240
Publish Date: 2001-03-01
Binding: Paperback

The Power And The Glory Review

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By vupputuri prasada rao, 2011-09-14 11:12:37.0

Graham Greene's novel Power and Glory celebrates ambivalence that one is baffled to find in many of the focal characters in the novel. As a word belonging to the domain of Psychology, ambivalence is "the coexistence within an individual of positive and negative feelings toward the same person, object, or action, simultaneously drawing him or her in opposite directions". The contrary pulls are obviously dismantled by the novelist.The whistky priest acts against the injunction of the Catholic Church and fathered a child. His name sheds much light on the nefarious ways that he has clung to. Notwithstanding the ungodly ways, he displays great heroism to attend to the confession of the dying man though he suspects that the one who ( The Mestizo) has informed about it would enact Judas' role. So is the case with the lieutenant who is hell-bent on capturing the whisky priest as he despises catholic creed and more importantly as he is obliged to obey the authorities' dictates. He is convinced that socialist pattern of society can redeem people from their poverty. Here is a novel which delineates characters in many shades. One quality shades off into another revealing an another aspect. The beauty of the novel indeed is in its prismatic quality. Dr V. Pala Prasadara Rao JKC College, Guntur-6

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