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Overview

When Robert Merrick's life is saved at the expense of the life of an eccentric but adored surgeon, the carefree playboy is forced to reevaluate his own path. Merrick embarks on a course of anonymous philanthropy, inspired by reading the doctor's private papers. An engaging and dramatic story of personal redemption and private sacrifice, this spiritual tale has served as an inspiration for both the stage and screen.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671801328
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/15/1995
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

Meet the Author

Lloyd Cassel Douglas (1877-1951) began his writing career in midlife, after working for many years as a minister. He gained international fame with his novels Magnificent Obsession 91929) and The Robe (1942).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    Rereading an old favorite

    timeless

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  • Posted July 27, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    Inspiring Novel

    I loved this book and I now am reading all of the books by Lloyd C. Douglas
    who is now my favorite author.

    He weaves inspiring and novel points of view into fictional stories that are
    hard to put down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2009

    I loved it!

    I read this book because Lloyd C. Douglas' The Robe is in my top five books of all time, and I wanted to read his earlier work. This was a very thought-provoking and interesting book, and much different from the old b/w movie. It is a perfect book for discussion. I wish there could be a resurgence of interest in the classics! I recommend it. I also recommend The Robe!! You have to read it!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2000

    This book is one of my all time favorites

    This book should be read by every small business owner or aspiring entrepreneur. Although it is a great novel, it carries a powerful lesson in what makes people 'tick' and teaches some important lessons through a terrific storyline. A powerful novel that has been too long overlooked by the powers-that-be of the publishing industry.

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