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The Power and the Glory 

The Power and the Glory (1940)
(The Labyrinthine Ways)
A novel by Graham Greene

 
How does good spoil, and how can bad be redeemed? In his penetrating novel The Power and the Glory, Graham Greene explores corruption and atonement through a priest and the people he encounters. In the 1930s one Mexican state has outlawed the Church, naming it a source of greed and debauchery. The priests have been rounded up and shot by firing squad--save one, the whisky priest. On the run, and in a blur of alcohol and fear, this outlaw meets a dentist, a banana farmer, and a village woman he knew six years earlier. For a while, he is accompanied by a toothless man--whom he refers to as his Judas and does his best to ditch. Always, an adamant lieutenant is only a few hours behind, determined to liberate his country from the evils of the church.

On the verge of reaching a safer region, the whisky priest is repeatedly held back by his vocation, even though he no longer feels fit to perform his rites: "When he was gone it would be as if God in all this space between the sea and the mountains ceased to exist. Wasn't it his duty to stay, even if they despised him, even if they were murdered for his sake? even if they were corrupted by his example?"

As his sins and dangers increase, the broken priest comes to confront the nature of piety and love. Still, when he is granted a reprieve, he feels himself sliding into the old arrogance, slipping it on like the black gloves he used to wear. Greene has drawn this man--and all he encounters--vividly and viscerally. He may have said The Power and the Glory was "written to a thesis," but this brilliant theological thriller has far more mysteries--and troubling ideals--than certainties. --Joannie Kervran Stangeland

 
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Hardback Editions

November 2010 : Hardback
Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 8932911460 / 9788932911465
Publisher: Yeolrin Chaekdeul/Tsai Fong Books
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February 2005 : Hardback
Title: The Power and the Glory (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0099479281 / 9780099479284 (UK edition)
Publisher: Imprint unknown
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February 2003 : Library Binding
Title: The Power And The Glory (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Penguin Classics (Prebound))
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 1417637552 / 9781417637553 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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February 2003 : Hardback
Title: The Power and the Glory (Penguin Classics (Prebound))
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0812418581 / 9780812418583 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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April 2002 : Hardback
Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0786241314 / 9780786241316 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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November 1991 : Library Binding
Title: Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0785758429 / 9780785758426 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rebound by Sagebrush
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January 1971 : Hardback
Title: The Power and the Glory (The collected edition, 5)
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0434305561 / 9780434305568 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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March 1992 : Hardback
Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0792711424 / 9780792711421 (USA edition)
Publisher: John Curley & Assoc
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February 1992 : Hardback
Title: The Power and the Glory (Windsor Selections)
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0862204836 / 9780862204839 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Press
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December 1991 : Hardback
Title: The Power and the Glory (Curley Large Print Books)
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0792711416 / 9780792711414 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers North America
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September 1990 : Hardback
Title: The Power and the Glory: 50th Anniversary Edition
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0670835366 / 9780670835362 (USA, AU, or UK edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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July 1982 : Hardback
Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0606124853 / 9780606124850 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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1972 : Hardback
Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0670569798 / 9780670569793 (USA, AU, or UK edition)
Publisher: Viking Pr
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January 1920 : Hardback
Title: Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0884116565 / 9780884116561 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amereon Ltd
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October 1975 : Hardback
Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0850466253 / 9780850466256 (UK edition)
Publisher: Lythway P.
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January 1971 : Hardback
Title: The Power and the Glory (The collected edition, 5)
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0370014421 / 9780370014425 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Bodley Head Ltd
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December 1963 : Hardback
Title: The Power and the Glory (Modern Novel)
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0435173502 / 9780435173500 (UK edition)
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers
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December 1958 : Hardback
Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0434305219 / 9780434305216 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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December 1949 : Hardback
Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 043430509X / 9780434305094 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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Paperback Editions

March 2015 : Paperback
Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0143107550 / 9780143107552 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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October 2010 : Paperback
Title: The Power And The Glory (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0099540967 / 9780099540960 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
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February 2003 : Paperback
Title: The Power and the Glory (Penguin Classics)
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0142437301 / 9780142437308 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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March 2001 : Paperback
Title: The Power and the Glory (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0099286092 / 9780099286097 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
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November 1992 : Paperback
Title: The Power and the Glory (Paragon Softcover Large Print Books)
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0745133320 / 9780745133324 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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October 1991 : Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Power and the Glory (Twentieth Century Classics)
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0140184996 / 9780140184990 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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January 1992 : Paperback
Title: Greene: The Power and The Glory (Brodie&quote;s Notes)
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0333581083 / 9780333581087 (UK edition)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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December 1991 : Paperback
Title: York Notes on Graham Greene's "Power and the Glory" (Longman Literature Guides)
Author(s): Adele King
ISBN: 0582033527 / 9780582033528
Publisher: Longman
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November 1991 : Paperback
Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 999471564X / 9789994715640
Publisher: Penguin USA (Paper)
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November 1986 : Paperback
Title: The Power and the Glory (Cliffs Notes study guide)
Author(s): Edward A. Kopper Jr.
ISBN: 0822010712 / 9780822010715 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cliffs Notes
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July 1982 : Paperback
Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 9994003895 / 9789994003891
Publisher: Penguin USA (Paper)
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November 1977 : Paperback
Title: The power and the glory (The Viking critical Library)
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0140155066 / 9780140155068 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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January 1962 : Paperback
Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0140017917 / 9780140017915 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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June 1977 : Paperback
Title: Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0553021540 / 9780553021547 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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January 1972 : Paperback
Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0887743102 / 9780887743108 (Canada (English speaking) edition)
Publisher: Bellhaven House
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June 1968 : Paperback
Title: Power and the Glory (Viking Critical Lib)
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0670018066 / 9780670018062 (USA, AU, or UK edition)
Publisher: Viking Pr
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November 1970 : Paperback
Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0670569801 / 9780670569809 (USA, AU, or UK edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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August 1968 : Paperback
Title: POWER AND THE GLORY
Author(s): GRAHAM GREENE
ISBN: 0670570125 / 9780670570126 (USA, AU, or UK edition)
Publisher: The Viking Press
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August 1958 : Paperback
Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 067000040X / 9780670000401 (USA, AU, or UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
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Audio Editions

February 2011 : Audio CD
Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 1441704086 / 9781441704085
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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February 2011 : Audio CD
Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 1441704108 / 9781441704108
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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November 2010 : MP3 CD
Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 1441704116 / 9781441704115
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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2003 : Audio CD
Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 1419323326 / 9781419323324 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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November 1991 : Audio Cassette
Title: The Power and the Glory: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0745127630 / 9780745127637 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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December 1990 : Audio Cassette
Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0786101040 / 9780786101047 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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1990 : Audio Cassette
Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 1556904223 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

October 2010 : Kindle edition
Title: The Power And The Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: B00452V4K4
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   

 


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