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Diary of a Country Priest, Paperback / softback Book

Diary of a Country Priest Paperback / softback


A moving spiritual masterpiece that shows the true meaning of divinity in a hostile world A young, shy, sickly priest is assigned to his first parish, a sleepy village in northern France.

Though his faith is devout, he finds nothing but indifference and mockery.

The children laugh at his teachings, his parishioners are consumed by boredom, rumours are spread about him and he is tormented by stomach pains.

Even his attempts to clarify his thoughts in a diary fail to deliver him from worldly concerns.

Yet somehow, despite his suffering, he tries to find love for his fellow humans, and even a state of grace.

Translated by Howard Curtis


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9780241381809

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