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The Power and the Glory

UK Publisher: Vintage Classics

‘Graham Greene’s masterpiece’ – John Updike

During a vicious persecution of the clergy in Mexico, a worldly priest, the ‘whisky priest’, is on the run. With the police closing in, his routes of escape are being shut off, his chances getting fewer. But compassion and humanity force him along the road to his destiny, reluctant to abandon those who need him, and those he cares for.

‘This is Greene at his raw and powerful best’ – Sunday Times

Graham Greene was born in 1904. On coming down from Balliol College, Oxford he worked for four years as sub-editor...