The Lawless Roads

The Lawless Roads

by Graham Greene
     
 

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In the late 1930s, Graham Greene was commissioned to visit Mexico to report on how the inhabitants had reacted to the brutal anticlerical purges of President Calles. The Lawless Roads is his spellbinding record of that journey. Taking him through the tropical states of Chiapas and Tabasco, where all the churches had been destroyed or closed and the

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In the late 1930s, Graham Greene was commissioned to visit Mexico to report on how the inhabitants had reacted to the brutal anticlerical purges of President Calles. The Lawless Roads is his spellbinding record of that journey. Taking him through the tropical states of Chiapas and Tabasco, where all the churches had been destroyed or closed and the priests driven out or shot, that provided him with the setting and theme for one of his greatest novels, The Power and the Glory. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by David Rieff.

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Journey Without Maps and The Lawless Roads reveal Greene’s ravening spiritual hunger, a desperate need to touch rock bottom both within the self and in the humanly created world.” – Times Higher Education Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143039730
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/27/2006
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
543,179
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.72(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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