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The power and the glory

Author: Graham Greene; John Updike
Publisher: London, England ; New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1991, ©1940.
Series: Penguin twentieth-century classics.
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The story of one man, an alcoholic "whiskey priest," on the run through the jungles, villages, and plantations of Mexico in the 1930s.
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Genre/Form: Christian fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Greene; John Updike
ISBN: 0140184996 9780140184990
OCLC Number: 25160770
Notes: Introduction by John Updike.
Originally published: Great Britain : Heinemann, 1940.
"First published in the United States of America under the title The labyrinthine ways by The Viking Press, 1940 ... Reprinted in Penguin Books ... 1991"--T.p. verso.
Description: xii, 221, [7] p. ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Penguin twentieth-century classics.
Responsibility: Graham Greene.

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The story of one man, an alcoholic "whiskey priest," on the run through the jungles, villages, and plantations of Mexico in the 1930s.

In a poor, remote section of Southern Mexico, the paramilitary group, the Red Shirts have taken control. God has been outlawed, and the priests have been systematically hunted down and killed. Now, the last priest is on the run. Too human for heroism, too humble for martyrdom, the nameless little worldly "whiskey priest" is nevertheless impelled toward his squalid Calvary as much by his own compassion for humanity as by the efforts of his pursuers.

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