The Devil’s Advocate

The Devil’s Advocate, Morris West’s ( best-selling novel of 1959, is a deft exploration of the meaning of faith. In an impoverished village in southern Italy, the life and death of Giacamo Nerone has inspired talk of saint­hood. Father Blaise Meredith, a dying English priest, is sent from the Vatican to investigate — and to try to untangle the web of facts, rumours, and outright lies that surround Nerone’s life and death. With spiritual frailty as a backdrop, The Devil’s Advocate reminds us how the power of goodness can ultimately prevail over despair.

The novel was made into a 1977 film (, by Guy Green with John Mills, Paola Pitagora, Stéphane Audran, Leigh Lawson, Jason Miller and Daniel Massey.

287 pages in Harper Collins paperback edition

ISBN 978-0006144601

Morris West

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