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De Wohl, Louis 1903-1961

Works: 320 works in 1,170 publications in 10 languages and 7,801 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Christian fiction  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Drama  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Bible fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PZ3.D519, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Louis De Wohl
The quiet light : a novel by Louis De Wohl( Book )
48 editions published between 1950 and 1996 in English and German and held by 571 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 )
14 editions published between 1961 and 1981 in English and held by 519 libraries worldwide
Narrative history emphasizing dramatic events in the history of the Roman Catholic Church covering a period of two thousand years
The spear by Louis De Wohl( Book )
37 editions published between 1955 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 483 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
Citadel of God : a novel of Saint Benedict by Louis De Wohl( Book )
20 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in English and held by 365 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
The last crusader by Louis De Wohl( Book )
14 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in English and held by 353 libraries worldwide
The living wood : a novel by Louis De Wohl( Book )
26 editions published between 1947 and 1989 in German and English and held by 353 libraries worldwide
The author reconstructs the atmosphere of early Christian era in this story of intrigue, romance, and power politics revolving around Helena, mother of Constantine, the first Christian emperor
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 352 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
Lay siege to heaven : a novel of Saint Catherine of Siena by Louis De Wohl( Book )
31 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 335 libraries worldwide
The restless flame, a novel by Louis De Wohl( Book )
30 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 331 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 3 languages and held by 310 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 )
10 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in English and German and held by 305 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
Set all afire : a novel of St. Francis Xavier by Louis De Wohl( Book )
11 editions published between 1953 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 303 libraries worldwide
The golden thread by Louis De Wohl( Book )
16 editions published between 1952 and 2002 in English and French and held by 271 libraries worldwide
Francis of Assisi ( visu )
9 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 228 libraries worldwide
"Au début du XIIIe siècle, François Bernardone entend l'appel de Dieu alors qu'il est à guerroyer. Il abandonne une vie frivole et se met à reconstruire des églises en ruines. Des disciplies l'ayant rejoint, François fonde un ordre mendiant. À son exemple, une jeune patricienne, Claire Schiffi, embrasse la pauvreté et fonde un ordre féminin parallèle. Des conflits entre l'idéal évangélique de François et le progrès matériel de sa communauté l'amènent à se retirer dans la solitude où il reçoit les stigmates pour mourir peu après." [(c) Médiafilm] [SDM]
Throne of the world by Louis De Wohl( Book )
3 editions published in 1949 in English and German and held by 169 libraries worldwide
Adam, Eve, and the ape by Louis De Wohl( Book )
4 editions published between 1960 and 1963 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
St. Joan, the girl soldier by Louis De Wohl( Book )
8 editions published between 1957 and 1962 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
The second conquest : a novel by Louis De Wohl( Book )
3 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 94 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 )
6 editions published in 1961 in English and German and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Describes the priestly life and service of Eugenio Pacelli, also known as Pope Pius XII
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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
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
English (260)
German (37)
Spanish (18)
Polish (7)
Italian (6)
French (3)
Korean (2)
Czech (2)
Multiple languages (1)
Dutch (1)
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