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The Autobiography of a Hunted Priest

Author : John Gerard
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Truth is stranger than fiction. And nowhere in literature is it so apparent as in this classic work, "The Autobiography of a Hunted Priest." This autobiography of a Jesuit priest in Elizabethan England is a most remarkable document and John Gerard, its author, a most remarkable priest in a time when to be a Catholic in England courted imprisonment and torture; to be a priest was treason by act of Parliament. Smuggled into England after his ordination and dumped on a Norfolk beach at night, Fr. Gerard disguised himself as a country gentleman and traveled about the country saying Mass, preaching and ministering to the faithful in secret always in constant danger. The houses in which he found shelter were frequently raided by priest hunters; priest-holes, hide-outs and hair-breadth escapes were part of his daily life. He was finally caught and imprisoned, and later removed to the infamous Tower of London where he was brutally tortured. The stirring account of his escape, by means of a rope thrown across the moat, is a daring and magnificent climax to a true story which, for sheer narrative power and interest, far exceeds any fiction. Here is an accurate and compelling picture of England when Catholics were denied their freedom to worship and endured vicious persecution and often martyrdom. But more than the story of a single priest, "The Autobiography of a Hunted Priest" epitomizes the constant struggle of all human beings through the ages to maintain their freedom. It is a book of courage and of conviction whose message is most timely for our age.

The Autobiography of a Hunted Priest Translated from the Latin by Philip Caraman with an Introd by Graham Greene

Author : John Gerard
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The Hunted Priest

Author : John Gerard (S.J.)
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The Hunted Priest

Author : John Gerard
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Feeling Pleasures

Author : Joe Moshenska
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The sense of touch is common to all people--indeed, to all animals-- yet our experiences of touch are among our most intimate and difficult to communicate. Feeling Pleasures argues that the sense of touch assumed a new and unique importance in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in England, and that this importance can be seen in a variety of spheres: from religion, in which the question of whether Christ could and should be touched was fiercelydebated, to emerging science, where touch assumed an important role in conducting experiments. This book shows that touch mattered to major poets, including Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare and John Milton. Italso argues that we must read their poetic interest in touch alongside an unusual variety of other areas, including the philosophical history of tickling, the actions of faith healers, and the early reception of Chinese medicine in England.

A History of English Autobiography

Author : Adam Smyth
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A History of English Autobiography explores the genealogy of autobiographical writing in England from the medieval period to the digital era. Beginning with an extensive introduction that charts important theoretical contributions to the field, this History includes wide-ranging essays that illuminate the legacy of English autobiography. Organized thematically, these essays survey the multilayered writings of such diverse authors as Chaucer, Bunyan, Carlyle, Newman, Wilde and Woolf. Written by a host of leading scholars, this History is the definitive, single-volume collection on English autobiography and will serve as an invaluable reference for specialists and students alike.

Edmund Campion

Author : Richard Simpson
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Recount the life of Edmund Campion, saint and martyr in this newly revised and definitive version from TAN Books. A new and updated life of St. Edmund Campion, Simpson's classic biography has been thoroughly revised and enlarged by Fr. Peter Joseph. With a foreword by Cardinal Pell.

Prisoners Lovers Spies

Author : Kristie Macrakis
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This “engrossing study” of invisible ink reveals 2,000 years of scoundrels, heroes and their ingenious methods for concealing messages (Kirkus). In Prisoners, Lovers, and Spies, Kristie Macrakis uncovers the secret history of invisible ink and the ingenious way everything from lemon juice to Gall-nut extract and even certain bodily fluids have been used to conceal and reveal covert communications. From Ancient Rome to the Cold War, spies have been imprisoned or murdered, adultery unmasked, and battles lost because of faulty or intercepted secret messages. Yet, successfully hidden writing has helped save lives, win battles, and ensure privacy—at times changing the course of history. Macrakis combines a storyteller’s sense of drama with a historian’s respect for evidence in this page-turning history of intrigue and espionage, love and war, magic and secrecy. From Ovid’s advice to use milk for illicit love notes, to John Gerard's dramatic escape from the Tower of London aided by orange juice ink messages, to al-Qaeda’s hidden instructions in pornographic movies, this book charts the evolution of secret messages and their impact on history. An appendix includes kitchen chemistry recipes for readers to try out at home.

Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series

Author : Library of Congress. Copyright Office
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Parallax

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Hugh Bryan The Autobiography of an Irish Rebel

Author : Hugh BRYAN (Irish Rebel.)
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America

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English Autobiography in the Seventeenth Century

Author : Paul Delany
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The Autobiography

Author : Edward Wortley Montagu
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Books on Trial

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Paperbound Books in Print

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An Autobiography from the Jesuit Underground

Author : William Weston
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Adventures of a Jesuit priest in Elizabethan England.

Richard Topcliffe

Author : J. Allen Morris
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Author : Los Angeles County Public Library
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Autobiography

Author : Marcel Van
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This volume is the inspirational life story of the Vietnamese Redemptorist Marcel Van, who died in a North Vietnamese prison camp in 1959. The first steps towards his Beatification were begun in 1984. Combining an extreme sensitivity with an inane but saint-like audacity, his life was spent in silence against a backcloth of political turmoil until his death in the prison camp.