The Resource The power and the glory, Graham Greene

The power and the glory, Graham Greene

Label
The power and the glory
Title
The power and the glory
Statement of responsibility
Graham Greene
Title variation
Fugitive
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the Mexican state of Tabasco in the 1930s, all vestiges of Catholicism are being outlawed by the government. As churches are razed, icons are banned, and the price of devotion is execution, an unnamed member of the clergy flees. He's known only as the "whisky priest." Beset by heretical vices, guilt, and an immoral past, he's torn between self-destruction and self-preservation. Too modest to be a martyr, too stubborn to follow the law, and too craven to take a bullet, he now travels as one of the hunted-attending, in secret, to the spiritual needs of the faithful. When a peasant begs him to return to Tabasco to hear the confessions of a dying man, the whisky priest knows it's a trap. But it's also his duty-and possibly his salvation
Summary
The time is 1938 and the place is one of Mexico's southern states. They are undergoing a religious purge, arresting every Catholic priest they can find, charging them with treason and then killing them in a firing squad. Those that aren't caught get married or go into hiding. One such priest has tried to escape through the jungles, villages, and plantations. A policeman is after him and shooting a hostage in each village until someone turns in the priest
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
031037
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1904-1991
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greene, Graham
Dewey number
823/.912
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anti-clericalism
  • Catholics
  • Clergy
  • Mexico
Target audience
adult
Label
The power and the glory, Graham Greene
Link
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12186440
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504052450
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12186440
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12186440
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The power and the glory, Graham Greene
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12186440
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504052450
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12186440
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12186440
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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