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Book Title: Black Robe|
The author of the book: Brian Moore
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 22.59 MB
Edition: Jonathan Cape
Date of issue: May 30th 1985
ISBN 13: 9780224023290
Read full description of the books Black Robe:Black Robe is the powerful tale of a Jesuit missionary's struggles with the fierce natives of an unforgiving land—and with the heavy burden of his own unforgiving conscience. The story is set in seventeenth-century Canada, an untamed country claimed by the French, controlled by the Jesuits, but belonging to the natives. Father Laforgue sets out on his mission sustained by his faith and his dreams of martyrdom. He is severely tested by the demands of the wilderness, his encroaching deafness, and the temptations of the flesh, but ultimately he survives and triumphs.
Black Robe is a tale of adventure and defiance, faith and betrayal, passion and perversity. And, above all, it is a tale of the survival of the human spirit.
Read information about the authorBrian Moore (1921–1999) was born into a large, devoutly Catholic family in Belfast, Northern Ireland. His father was a surgeon and lecturer, and his mother had been a nurse. Moore left Ireland during World War II and in 1948 moved to Canada, where he worked for the Montreal Gazette, married his first wife, and began to write potboilers under various pen names, as he would continue to do throughout the 1950s. The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1955, now available as an NYRB Classic), said to have been rejected by a dozen publishers, was the first book Moore published under his own name, and it was followed by nineteen subsequent novels written in a broad range of modes and styles, from the realistic to the historical to the quasi-fantastical, including The Luck of Ginger Coffey, An Answer from Limbo, The Emperor of Ice-Cream, I Am Mary Dunne, Catholics, Black Robe, and The Statement. Three novels—Lies of Silence, Color of Blood, and The Magician’s Wife—were short-listed for the Booker Prize, and The Great Victorian Collection won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. After adapting The Luck of Ginger Coffey for film in 1964, Moore moved to California to work on the script for Alfred Hitchcock’s Torn Curtain. He remained in Malibu for the rest of his life, remarrying there and teaching at UCLA for some fifteen years. Shortly before his death, Moore wrote, “There are those stateless wanderers who, finding the larger world into which they have stumbled vast, varied and exciting, become confused in their loyalties and lose their sense of home. I am one of those wanderers.”
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