The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene

The novel tells the story of a Roman Catholic priest in the state of Tabasco in Mexico during the 1930s, a time when the Mexican government, still effectively controlled by Plutarco Elías Calles, strove to suppress the Catholic Church. The persecution was especially severe in the province of Tabasco, where the anti-clerical governor Tomás Garrido Canabal had founded and actively encouraged "fascist" paramilitary groups (called the “Red-Shirts”) and succeeded in closing all the churches in the state; forcing the priests to marry and give up their gowns, making a hitherto conservative and staid state a model of revolutionary sterility and oppression.

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  1. - 66th on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  2. - 72nd on Waterstone's Books of the Century (LibraryThing)
  3. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)
  4. - The 80 Books Every Man Should Read (Esquire)
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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Power and the Glory (Penguin Classics) Paperback 22657 $35.00 $3.57 2003
The Power and the Glory Paperback 346840 $6.00 2018
El Poder y la Gloria [The Power and the Glory] Audible Audio Edition 113806 $3.95 2006
The Power and the Glory Hardcover 5026871 $9.61
The Power and the Glory (Twentieth Century Classics) Mass Market Paperback 426189 $3.24 $0.01 1991
The Power and the Glory Audio CD 1737221 $22.99 $22.70 2011
The Power and the Glory Audible Audio Edition 7448 $10.95 2011
The Power and the Glory (The Collected Edition, 5) Hardcover 6399985 $11.25 1971
The Power and the Glory (Penguin Classics) Paperback 119980 $8.16 $6.92 2015
The Power and the Glory Hardcover 950867 $27.95 $32.36 2016
The Power And The Glory Paperback 5664900 $5.90 $3.49 2010
Power and the Glory Hardcover 160076 $27.95 $26.99 1977
The Power and the Glory: 50th Anniversary Edition Hardcover 1416128 $13.18 $0.01 1990
The Power and the Glory Paperback 400807 $38.25 2016
THE POWER AND THE GLORY. Paperback 1639143 $19.57
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THE POWER AND THE GLORY (Spanish Edition) Audio CD 6280967 $17.00 $139.08 2002
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By Graham Greene - The Power and the Glory (Twentieth Century Classics) (1991-11-20) [Mass Market Paperback] Mass Market Paperback 823843 $76.93 $3.47 1991
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