Lord of the World

Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson 1781393044 9781781393048
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This visionary dystopian and apocalyptic novel of 1907 presents a future in which secular humanism has triumphed, with religion suppressed and almost non-existent. It follows the fortunes of an M.P. and his wife, who come under the sway of the antichrist figure, the titular Lord of the World, who appears to promise a heaven on earth, and a catholic priest, who is fighting to keep the Church alive through its many tribulations. It is highly readable and seems prescient on many counts - the rise of communist states, the advent of air travel and the dominating power of a forceful leader - but its strong Catholic bias has tended to limit its readership. This handsome new edition has been completely re-typeset to be clear and complete.

Author: Robert Hugh Benson

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 336

Publisher: Benediction Classics

Publication Date: 2012-10-03


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