Elmer Gantry

Elmer Gantry

Book - 1970
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The story of a golden-tongued evangelist who rises to power within his church--a saver of souls who lives a life of hypocrisy, sensuality, and ruthless self-indulgence.
Publisher: New York : New American Library, ©1970.
ISBN: 9780451520128
0451520122
Characteristics: 430 pages ;,18 cm.
Additional Contributors: Schorer, Mark 1908-1977,- Contributor

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lukasevansherman
Dec 07, 2013

I just watched the Burt Lancaster film (he won an Oscar for playing the title character) and decided to pick this up. Lewis isn't read much anymore, but he was the first American to win the Nobel Prize. He also won a Pulitzer, which he turned down. Many of his books are "social" or satiric novels and as such, have date somewhat. He writes in a plainspoken, realistic style and while religious hypocrisy and hysteria is a worthy target, I'm not sure he goes far enough, even though this generated controversy when it came out. Also check out "Babbitt" and "Arrowsmith."

lebibb Nov 04, 2013

Do you have a cd audio book recording od Elmer Gantry.

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