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De Wohl, Louis 1903-1961

Overview
Works: 309 works in 1,127 publications in 10 languages and 7,766 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Christian fiction  Historical fiction  Drama  Biographical fiction  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6007.E84, 823.914
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Publications by Louis De Wohl, published posthumously.
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Most widely held works by Louis De Wohl
The quiet light : a novel by Louis De Wohl( Book )
49 editions published between 1950 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 575 libraries worldwide
A stimulating historical novel about the great St. Thomas Aquinas, set against the violent background of the Italy of the Crusades. He tells the intriguing story of St. Thomas who--by taking a vow of poverty and joining the Dominicans--defied his illustrious, prominent family's ambition for him to have great power in the Church
Founded on a rock : a history of the Catholic Church by Louis De Wohl( Book )
13 editions published between 1961 and 1981 in English and held by 522 libraries worldwide
The spear by Louis De Wohl( Book )
30 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 461 libraries worldwide
Religious novel that follows the course of events leading to the proclamation of the death sentence by Pilate and traces the fortunes of Cassius, the Roman soldier who witnessed the Resurrection
The last crusader by Louis De Wohl( Book )
14 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in English and held by 360 libraries worldwide
The living wood : a novel by Louis De Wohl( Book )
27 editions published between 1947 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 351 libraries worldwide
Lay siege to heaven : a novel of Saint Catherine of Siena by Louis De Wohl( Book )
30 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 336 libraries worldwide
The joyful beggar; a novel of St. Francis of Assisi by Louis De Wohl( Book )
17 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in English and held by 336 libraries worldwide
This drama of 13th century Italy follows the divergent careers of a Sicilian nobleman and a young comrade of Assisi who became St. Francis
The restless flame : a novel by Louis De Wohl( Book )
30 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 334 libraries worldwide
This is a stirring novel which deals reverently but realistically with the fascinating life and era of St. Augustine, one of the most remarkable men of all time. In his vigorous and inimitable style, Louis de Wohl tells the story of St. Augustine's transformation from a vain, sensual youth to the brilliant, devout writer and theologian - the man who conquered himself as completely as he did the adversaries of the Church - whose literary and philosophical masterpieces were to dominate Western thought for a thousand years. He has carefully re-created the exciting historical background of the time - the turbulent atmosphere of the Roman Empire in the last days of decadence - skillfully weaving together the personalities whose lives closely affected Augustine: Monica, his saintly and heroic mother; majestic Ambrose, Bishop of Milan; and many others whom lend richness and depth to the life story of this great Doctor of the Church. Here is a novel that glistens with the imaginative and vivid drama that epitomized St. Augustine's tumultuous life, presented with a master story-teller's characteristic flair for graphic description, sensitive portraiture and fascinating historical lore
The glorious folly : a novel of the time of St. Paul by Louis De Wohl( Book )
19 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 308 libraries worldwide
"From a youth spent as a devout and strict scholar-Jew and fierce persecutor of Christians, to his miraculous conversion on the road to Damascus, to his tireless missionary work and martyrdom in Rome, Paul of Tarsus is one of the key figures of Christianity. With a charming and combative character, St. Paul emerges from this novel in all his complexity: through the history of that his time, de Wohl retraces the decisive stages of the path that led Paul to become one of the most inspired apostles of the Christian message, and gives us humanity and the greatness of a man who, driven by love for Christ and neighbor, he was able to give to a world in decline, a flame alive and overwhelming with a new faith."-- cataloger's summary of the cover
David of Jerusalem by Louis De Wohl( Book )
9 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in English and German and held by 304 libraries worldwide
The story of David the shepherd boy from the Old Testament. It begins with the momentous day when David is anointed by the prophet Samuel and continues through his years of service to King Saul, the splendor of his own long reign, the disillusion of age, and finally the hope and recognition of the promise eternal. Here are Jonathan, the princess Michol, Abner, Urias and Soloman; and here, too, are the joys and sorrows of David's life, especially his overwhelming love for Bathsheba and his betrayal by his favorite son
The golden thread by Louis De Wohl( Book )
16 editions published between 1952 and 2002 in English and French and held by 274 libraries worldwide
Citadel of God : a novel of Saint Benedict by Louis De Wohl( Book )
17 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
The streets of Rome are crowded as Theoderich, the?barbarian? Gothic king, makes his triumphal entry into the conquered city. Suddenly a boy rushes into the street and attempts to stab the king with his stylus. Kicked aside by the king's guard, he is rescued and carried to safety by a young man. The boy is Peter, adopted son of the noble Roman philosopher, Boethius. His rescuer is Benedictus, a student, who becomes Peter's tutor, and tries to curb the boy's reckless determination to succeed at all costs. So begins this vivid story which follows Benedictus through a disillusioning experience with a beautiful woman of Rome, his years as a hermit and his work in establishing religious communities that were truly citadels of God in the decadence of sixth-century Rome. Peter, meanwhile, has dedicated himself to overthrowing the Goths--partly to further his own ambition and partly to win the beautiful Rusticiana, who has promised to marry him if he succeeds. Sweeping from Rome to Ravenna, Byzantium and Monte Cassino, the story reaches its climax in a dramatic fulfillment of Benedictus's long-ago promise to Peter:?We shall meet again when you need me.? Here, as in all his novels about great saints of the Church, Louis de Wohl weaves an intricate colorful tapestry of violence, love and piety to tell with historical accuracy the story of St. Benedict and the tempestuous era in which he lived
Francis of Assisi ( visu )
9 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 219 libraries worldwide
Francis Bernardone, son of a wealthy cloth merchant, after hearing the voice of Jesus speak to him, had a radical conversion from a worldly man of adventure to a life devoted to Christ lived in Gospel simplicity and service to the poor
Throne of the world by Louis De Wohl( Book )
3 editions published in 1949 in English and German and held by 170 libraries worldwide
Adam, Eve, and the ape by Louis De Wohl( Book )
4 editions published between 1960 and 1963 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
The second conquest : a novel by Louis De Wohl( Book )
3 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Imperial renegade by Louis De Wohl( Book )
6 editions published between 1950 and 1964 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Pope Pius XII, the world's shepherd by Louis De Wohl( Book )
5 editions published in 1961 in English and German and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Set all afire : a novel of St. Francis Xavier by Louis De Wohl( Book )
22 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 60 libraries worldwide
I follow my stars, an autobiography by Louis De Wohl( Book )
6 editions published in 1937 in 3 languages and held by 9 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
De Wohl, Louis
De Wohl, Louis 1903-1961
DeWohl, Louis 1903-1961
Louis de Wohl deutscher Schriftsteller und Astrologe
Louis de Wohl Duits schrijver
Louis de Wohl scrittore e astrologo ungherese
Von Wohl, Ludwig
Von Wohl Ludwig 1903-1961
Wohl, L. von 1903-1961
Wohl, Lajos Theodor Gaspar Adolf 1903-1961
Wohl, Louis de.
Wohl Louis de 1903-1961
Wohl, Louis von.
Wohl, Louis von 1903-1961
Wohl, Ludvik
Wohl, Ludvík 1903-1961
Wohl, Ludwig 1903-1961
Wohl, Ludwig von
Wohl Ludwig von 1903-1961
Wohl, Ludwik.
לואיס דה ווהל
더 볼, 루이스 1903-1961
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Languages
English (242)
German (40)
Spanish (26)
Polish (7)
French (6)
Italian (2)
Czech (2)
Multiple languages (1)
Korean (1)
Dutch (1)
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