The Seven Story Mountain

The Seven Story Mountain

by Thomas Merton
     
 

Within a year of its publication in 1948, The Seven Storey Mountain had sold hundreds of thousands of copies and had become a classic for Catholics and non-Catholics alike. This unique spiritual autobiography is the account of the growing restlessness of a brilliant and passionate young man whose search for peace and faith eventually led him, at the age of…  See more details below

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Within a year of its publication in 1948, The Seven Storey Mountain had sold hundreds of thousands of copies and had become a classic for Catholics and non-Catholics alike. This unique spiritual autobiography is the account of the growing restlessness of a brilliant and passionate young man whose search for peace and faith eventually led him, at the age of twenty-six, to take vow in one of the most demanding religious orders, the Trappists.

At the monastery, within the "four walls of my new freedom," Merton wrote his extraordinary testament-the document of a man who withdrew from the world only after he had fully immersed himself in it/

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Elizabeth Powers
It is in many ways a young person's book, in the best sense of the term. -- Wall Street Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780151813544
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
11/01/1990
Series:
Harcourt Brace Modern Classic
Pages:
473
Product dimensions:
5.67(w) x 8.29(h) x 1.33(d)

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