The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
One of the greatest novels of the twentieth century, Graham Greene published The Power and the Glory, a moralist thriller that traces a line of influence back to Dostoyevsky and forward to Cormac McCarthy. Named one of the 100 best novels of the twentieth century by Time magazine, it stands today as his masterpiece. Mexico, the late 1930s: A paramilitary group has outlawed the Catholic Church and been executing its clergy. Now the last priest is on the run, fleeing not just an unshakable police lieutenant but also his own wavering morals. As he scraps his way toward salvation, haunted by an affair from his past, the nameless "whiskey priest" is pulled between the bottle and the Bible, tempted to renounce his religion yet unable to ignore the higher calling he's chosen. Timeless and unforgettable, The Power and the Glory is a stunning portrait of both physical and spiritual survival by a master dramatist of the human soul.
London, United Kingdom
A secondhand book with obvious wear. Obvious damage to the cover, including scuff marks, very minimal creasing, and ageing, but integrity still intact. The binding may be slightly damaged but integrity is still intact. No writing in margins, no underlining or highlighting of text, no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text. The first and last 3 pages (plus the insides of the front and back covers) are severely discoloured, but all other pages are clean, with no creasing or tearing. Very old but solid copy.