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The Power and the Glory

(1940)
(The Labyrinthine Ways)
A novel by

 
 
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

February 2005 : UK Hardback

Title: The Power and the Glory (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0-09-947928-1 / 978-0-09-947928-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
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February 2003 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Power And The Glory (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Penguin Classics (Prebound))
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 1-4176-3755-2 / 978-1-4176-3755-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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February 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Power and the Glory (Penguin Classics (Prebound))
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0-8124-1858-1 / 978-0-8124-1858-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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April 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0-7862-4131-4 / 978-0-7862-4131-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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April 2002 : USA Library Binding

Title: Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0-606-27983-0 / 978-0-606-27983-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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November 1991 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0-7857-5842-9 / 978-0-7857-5842-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rebound by Sagebrush
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1971 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Power and the Glory (The collected edition, 5)
Author(s): GRAHAM GREENE
ISBN: 0-434-30556-1 / 978-0-434-30556-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: WILLIAM HEINEMANN LTD
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March 1992 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): GRAHAM GREENE
ISBN: 0-7927-1142-4 / 978-0-7927-1142-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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February 1992 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Power and the Glory (Windsor Selections)
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0-86220-483-6 / 978-0-86220-483-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Press
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December 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Power and the Glory (Curley Large Print Books)
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0-7927-1141-6 / 978-0-7927-1141-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: John Curley & Assoc
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October 1990 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Power and the Glory: 50th Anniversary Edition
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0-670-83536-6 / 978-0-670-83536-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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July 1982 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0-606-12485-3 / 978-0-606-12485-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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1972 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0-670-56979-8 / 978-0-670-56979-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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June 1977 : USA Hardback
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Title: Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0-88411-656-5 / 978-0-88411-656-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amereon Ltd
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October 1975 : UK Hardback

Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0-85046-625-3 / 978-0-85046-625-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Lythway P.
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January 1971 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Power and the Glory (The collected edition, 5)
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0-370-01442-1 / 978-0-370-01442-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Bodley Head Ltd
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October 1970 : UK Hardback

Title: The Power and the Glory (Modern Novel)
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0-435-17350-2 / 978-0-435-17350-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers
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December 1958 : UK Hardback

Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0-434-30521-9 / 978-0-434-30521-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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December 1949 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0-434-30509-X / 978-0-434-30509-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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Paperback Editions

March 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Power and the Glory (Penguin Classics)
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0-14-310755-0 / 978-0-14-310755-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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January 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Power and the Glory, the (Greene)
Author(s): Dennis Cannan, Pierre Bost
ISBN: 0-573-61423-7 / 978-0-573-61423-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
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October 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Power And The Glory (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0-09-954096-7 / 978-0-09-954096-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
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February 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Power and the Glory (Penguin Classics)
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0-14-243730-1 / 978-0-14-243730-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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March 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Power and the Glory (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0-09-928609-2 / 978-0-09-928609-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
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November 1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Power and the Glory (Paragon Softcover Large Print Books)
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0-7451-3332-0 / 978-0-7451-3332-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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January 1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: Greene: The Power and The Glory (Brodie"e;s Notes)
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0-333-58108-3 / 978-0-333-58108-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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October 1991 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Power And the Glory (Twentieth Century Classics)
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0-14-018499-6 / 978-0-14-018499-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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June 1991 : USA Paperback
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Title: Power and the Glory
Author(s): Mary Enda Costello
ISBN: 1-56077-168-2 / 978-1-56077-168-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center for Learning
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July 1982 : Paperback
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Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 9994003895 / 978-9994003891
Publisher: Penguin USA (Paper)
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November 1977 : UK Paperback

Title: Vcl: The Power And the Glory (The Viking critical Library)
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0-14-015506-6 / 978-0-14-015506-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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January 1962 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0-14-001791-7 / 978-0-14-001791-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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June 1977 : USA Paperback
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Title: Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0-553-02154-0 / 978-0-553-02154-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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November 1970 : USA Paperback

Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0-670-56980-1 / 978-0-670-56980-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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June 1968 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Power and the Glory (Viking Critical Lib)
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0-670-01806-6 / 978-0-670-01806-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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August 1968 : USA Paperback
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Title: POWER AND THE GLORY
Author(s): GRAHAM GREENE
ISBN: 0-670-57012-5 / 978-0-670-57012-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Viking Press
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August 1958 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0-670-00040-X / 978-0-670-00040-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Audio Editions

December 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
Publisher: Audible Studios
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December 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Power and the Glory (Library Edition)
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 1-4417-0408-6 / 978-1-4417-0408-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 1-4417-0410-8 / 978-1-4417-0410-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 1-4417-0411-6 / 978-1-4417-0411-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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2003 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 1-4193-2332-6 / 978-1-4193-2332-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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November 1991 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Power and the Glory: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0-7451-2763-0 / 978-0-7451-2763-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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February 1994 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Power and the Glory (Library Edition)
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 0-7861-0104-0 / 978-0-7861-0104-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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1990 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Power and the Glory
Author(s): Graham Greene
ISBN: 1-55690-422-3 / 978-1-55690-422-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
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Kindle Editions

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