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eBook Eminence ePub

by Morris West

  • ISBN: 1860465277
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Morris West
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harvill Pr (May 1, 1998)
  • Pages: 288
  • ePub book: 1915 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1316 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 569

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Morris West wrote 30 books and many plays, and several of his novels were adapted for film. Vanishing Point (1996). The Last Confession (2000, published posthumously).

Morris West wrote 30 books and many plays, and several of his novels were adapted for film. Each new book he wrote after he became an established writer sold more than one million copies. West received many awards and accolades over his long writing career, including the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the . Heinemann Award of the Royal Society of Literature for The Devil’s Advocate. In 1978 he was elected a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. As the Pope lies dying in hospital, the Vatican authorities are wondering how they are going to present the news to the world

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. As the Pope lies dying in hospital, the Vatican authorities are wondering how they are going to present the news to the world. Should he be put on a life support machine or allowed to die in peacefully in his own quarters in the Vatican.

Eminence is Morris West at the peak of his powers as a novelist, offering profound insights into the workings of the Catholic Church in a gripping personal story. A compelling performance. The Sydney Morning Herald. A brisk thriller and. a complex and very human portrait of a modern man of the cloth.

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Iron-fisted Pope Leo XIV emerges from open heart surgery with the chilling realisation that his reforms have devastated the Church. Eminence is Morris West at the peak of his powers as a novelist, offering profound insights into the workings of the Catholic Church in a gripping personal story. holds us spellbound  . Read books for free from anywhere and from any device.

Morris Langlo West AO (26 April 1916 – 9 October 1999) was an Australian novelist and playwright, best known for his novels The Devil's Advocate (1959), The Shoes of the Fisherman (1963) and The Clowns of God (1981)

Morris Langlo West AO (26 April 1916 – 9 October 1999) was an Australian novelist and playwright, best known for his novels The Devil's Advocate (1959), The Shoes of the Fisherman (1963) and The Clowns of God (1981).

As the Pope lies dying in hospital, the Vatican authorities are wondering how they are going to present the news to the world. Should he be put on a life support machine or allowed to die in peacefully in his own quarters in the Vatican, and what will happen when his personal diaries are made public?

He returned to Australia in 1982. Morris West wrote 30 books and many plays, and several of his novels were adapted for film.

He returned to Australia in 1982.

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Comments

Jazu Jazu
This is a good yarn. West knows how to use all the tools of fiction and throws them at you one by one. Some parts of it are difficult to read because of their reality, others because of the achingly painful love story. And through it all, we learn a lot about the inside of the Vatican as it goes about electing a new pope. If true -- and I see no reason to doubt it -- the Catholic Church at its highest level is a very complicated but very worthy place. West writes with authority and great competence. I'm not Catholic, so I can't address many of the issues raised herein. But to me, it was a very well-executed novel which kept me fully engrossed and has whetted my appetite to read all the rest of West's books.
Humin Humin
I have been a Morris West fan since the early 1970's. I have read nearly all of his books and have enjoyed not just the style, but the thorough knowledge about whatever the topic that was part of the story. He was an excellent researcher. His greatest work surrounded his Catholic Faith and his intimate understanding of both the mechanism of the Church's life, but also the psychology of religious thought and belief.

In Eminence, one of his last novels, we have a celebration of all of his skills in a very insightful tale of both the struggle for integrity and the power of the gift of love to heal the wounds and give courage in the midst of mystery.His characters are vivid, and his pace is both engaging and intriguing. West's knowledge of the times, both in the geo-polity of Argentina in the late 1980's and early 90's, as well as the dynamics within the Church at the time, was dead-on. Without trying to defend the sins of anyone involved in the story, he invites the reader to attempt to understand the frailties of the human condition and the power of faith.

Eminence is a great read and a fitting legacy of a master story-teller.
Dddasuk Dddasuk
Great story told by a master. Moriss West never disapoints.Another wonderful perspective on the Vatican inner workings forming West's trilogy on the subject.

John Barnes
Bangkok Thailand
hulk hulk
A well written book
tamada tamada
I'm a big fan of Morris West. Read this years ago and sent it to my Sister in Florida. You'll enjoy this if you want to know about the inner workings of the Catholic Church (how the Vatican operates).
The_NiGGa The_NiGGa
The admirable Morris West needs no review from me. I enjoy books which take you inside the Vatican, and this one does not disappoint.
Wel Wel
This book gave me a lot of insight into the political machinations of the Catholic Church. Learning just how the conclave works was interesting. I could relate to Rossini's spiritual doubts and was impressed with his decision. My hope is that someday, we can have a Pope who will endorse marriage for priests, gay peoples unions and will stay out of the bedrooms of all.
Extremely well written