The Joyful Beggar: A Novel About Saint Frances of Assisi

The Joyful Beggar: A Novel About Saint Frances of Assisi

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by Louis de Wohl
     
 
In this magnificent and stirring novel, Louis de Wohl turns his famed narrative skill to the story of the soldier and merchant's son who might have been right-hand man to a king . . . and who became instead the most beloved of all saints. Set against the tempestuous background of 13th Century Italy and Egypt, here is the magnificent and inspiring story of Francis

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In this magnificent and stirring novel, Louis de Wohl turns his famed narrative skill to the story of the soldier and merchant's son who might have been right-hand man to a king . . . and who became instead the most beloved of all saints. Set against the tempestuous background of 13th Century Italy and Egypt, here is the magnificent and inspiring story of Francis Bernardone, the brash, pleasure-loving young officer who was to become immortalized as St. Francis of Assisi.

The story teems with action, pageantry and intrigue with finely conceived characters-the beautiful, saintly Clare, Frederick, the hawk-faced King of Sicily and Holy Roman Emperor, the Sultan Al Kamil, Pope Innocent III. The scene shifts from Assisi, Rome and Sicily to the deadly sands of Egypt.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000922910
Publisher:
Ignatius Press
Publication date:
12/02/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
571,077
File size:
329 KB

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The Joyful Beggar: A Novel About Saint Frances of Assisi 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good information on the early life of St. Francis and the religious/ political climate in Italy during the 13th century. Lovely introduction to St. Clare.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this very engaging portrait of one the most influential men in Christian History. The story of St Francis is compelling and the historical context provided is facinating. This book brings to life, as only historical fiction can, both the man and the period. I was genuinely inspired. I would actively seek to read more of Mr. de Wohl's work!