TO THE END OF THE WORLD by Helen C. White

TO THE END OF THE WORLD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A scholarly, meticulous novelization of an aristocrat-priest at the time of the French Revolution, of interest to Catholics, to some who like period research, and to others who like a philosophical interpretation of the forces of the French Revolution. This is the story of Michel de la Tour D'Auvergne, who enters the priesthood against his aristocratic family's wishes, joining the monastery of Cluny, The outbreak of revolution in 1789 brings persecution to the Catholics, the order at Cluny is broken up, and Michel becomes a cure -- first in a small fishing village, later in Paris during the Reign of Terror when he becomes one of the guillotine priests and sees the tragedies of the times hit his family. At the close he returns to rebuild the ravaged monastery of Cluny. Authentic, able, but with a small scope of popular appeal.

Pub Date: Oct. 31st, 1939
Publisher: Macmillan