The Power and The Glory

This is arguably Graham Greene’s ( and masterpiece, although my personal favourite is The End of the Affair. 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 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.

First published 1940

240 pages in Vintage Classics paperback edition

ISBN 978-0099286097

Graham Greene

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