The Power and the Glory (Greene)

The Power and the Glory (Greene)

The Power and the Glory (Greene)

by: Graham Greene, Denis Cannan, Pierre Bost

by: Graham Greene, Denis Cannan, Pierre Bost

The Power and the Glory (Greene)

The Power and the Glory (Greene)

by: Graham Greene, Denis Cannan, Pierre Bost

by: Graham Greene, Denis Cannan, Pierre Bost

Overview

In the revolutionary days of Mexico a priest decides to stay with his people in disguise rather than escape. It is little consolation, however. For wherever the priest goes with the Mass and the Sacraments, the police are sure to follow executing those who harbored him. Though he is a humanly weak priest, with a past of many sins, he has moments of strength. He steals a bottle of wine from a drunken official, and ends in prison. Released, he travels to another province where he is given food and clothes, and the people make religious processions. At ease again, he slips back into his old pleasures. At the moment of his escape, however, he chooses to go instead to a dying man. Here he is ambushed, and executed.

Authors

Graham Greene

Graham Greene

Denis Cannan

Denis Cannan

Pierre Bost

Pierre Bost