The Seven Story Mountain

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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.

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Overview

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/

The autobiography of a young man who led a worldly life and then at the age of 26, entered a Trappist monastery.

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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
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  • ISBN-13: 9780151813544
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 11/1/1990
  • Series: Harcourt Brace Modern Classic
  • Pages: 473
  • Product dimensions: 5.67 (w) x 8.29 (h) x 1.33 (d)

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