Under Satan's Sun by Georges Bernanos

This new translation marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of Georges Bernanos's first novel, Under Satan's Sun, a powerful account of intense spiritual struggle that reflects the author's deeply-felt religion. The work develops a theme that persistently inspired Bernanos: the existence of evil as a spiritual force and its dramatic role in human destiny. ¯ This haunting novel follows the fortunes of a young, gauche, and fervent Catholic priest who is a misfit in the world and in his church, creating scandal and disharmony wherever he turns. His insight into the inner lives of others and his perception of the workings of Satan in the everyday are gifts that fatefully come into play in the priest's chance encounter with a young murderess, whose life and emotions he can see with a dreadful clarity, and whose destiny inexorably becomes entangled with his own.

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The 859th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 45th on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century (Le Monde)
  2. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Under Satan's Sun Hardcover 1988754 $575.42 $408.38 2001
Under the Sun of Satan Hardcover 3345567 $46.07
Under the Sun of Satan Paperback 593608 $18.95 2017
Under Satan's Sun Paperback 2025240 $71.70 $39.98 2001