On its first publication, The Cardinal was an immediate bestseller.
A selection of the Literary Guild, it was published in more than a dozen languages and sold over two million copies. Later made into an Academy Award-nominated film directed by Otto Preminger and starring John Huston, the book tells a story that captured the nation's attention: a working-class American's rise to become a cardinal of the Catholic Church. The daily trials and triumphs of Stephen Fermoyle, from the working-class suburbs of Boston, drive him to become first a parish priest, then secretary to a cardinal, later a bishop, and finally a wearer of the Red Hat. An essential work of American fiction that is newly relevant with the ordination of New York's Timothy Dolan as cardinal, Henry Morton Robinson's novel is back in print by popular demand.
|Publisher:||The Overlook Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.50(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
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"A work of beauty . . . I absolutely loved it." CultureCartel
"My favorite parts are the behind-the-scenes accounts of how the Vatican works, and the descriptions of the Roman contessa's salon." National Review
"A fascinating look into aspirations, anxieties, and self-image of American Catholics." Ignatius Insight
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If you know world/Church history of the period covered by this book, you will recognize some real people, and will also be able to better appreciate the "backstory". I just wish the book's beginning was a year or two earlier. Ah, well. One of my favorites, I'm buying the ebook to replace my ancient tattered paperback!