Books from Ignatius
- No guarantees - I haven't read any of them.
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Tolkien: Man and Myth
J.R.R. Tolkien is one of the most popular writers of our age. His Lord of the
Rings was voted the greatest book of the century in several British surveys.
This major new study of his life and his work explores the background of the
man and the culture in which he wrote, and his relationships with other great
literary writers, including C.S. Lewis.
257 pp, Sewn Hardcover, $24.95
Wisdom and Innocence
Through years of meticulous research and access to the literary estate of
G.K. Chesterton, Joseph Pearce presents a major biography of a 20th century
literary giant, providing much important information on GKC never before
published. A thoroughly delightful biography. Illustrated.
536 pp, Sewn Softcover, $19.95
Literary Converts is a biographical exploration into the spiritual lives of
some of the greatest writers in the English language: Oscar Wilde, Evelyn
Waugh, C.S. Lewis, Malcolm Muggeridge, Graham Greene, Edith Sitwell,
Siegfried Sassoon, Hilaire Belloc, G.K. Chesterton, Dorothy Sayers, T.S.
Eliot and J.R.R. Tolkien. The role of George Bernard Shaw and H.G. Wells in
intensifying the religious debate despite not being converts themselves is
Many will be intrigued to know more about what inspired their literary
heroes; others will find the association of such names with Christian belief
surprising or even controversial. Whatever viewpoint we may have, Literary
Converts touches on some of the most important questions of the twentieth
century, making it a fascinating read.
Sewn Hardcover, $24.95
Length: 464 pages
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Cat. No. HTOG-P
"THE HIDDEN TREASURE OF GLASTON, Eleanore M. Jewett; Illustrated by
"Amidst great mystery, Hugh is left in the care of Glastonbury Abbey by his
father who must flee England too swiftly to be burdened by a crippled son.
Ashamed of his physical weakness, yet possessed of a stout heart, Hugh finds
that life at the abbey is surprisingly full in this year 1171, in the
turbulent days of King Henry II. Hugh, his friend Dickon and their strange
friend, the mad Bleheris, uncover a treasure trove and with it a deeper
mystery of the sort that could only occur in Glastonbury where Joseph of
Arimithea was said to have lived out his last years. Before all is done, more
is resolved than Hugh could ever have hoped. A Newbery Honor winner.
"Quality Softcover "
This was a childhood favorite that I'm happy to see in print again. Not a
fantasy, but great for lovers of Arthuriana - and their children.
I note that Ignatius' sponsored series of "Bethlehem Books," which seem to be
reprints of older books for children, mostly historical fiction, also
includes one by Andre' Norton, not generally considered a Catholic author :)
It's a tale of ancient Egypt, titled SHADOW HAWK. Not on the web page, but
listed in the catalog as catalog no. SHAH-P.
There is also an illustrated and annotated edn. of Chesterton's BALLAD OF THE