Elmer Gantry

Elmer Gantry

Downloadable Audiobook - 2008
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Elmer Gantry is the portrait of a silver-tongued evangelist who rises to power within his church, yet lives a life of hypocrisy, sensuality, and ruthless self-indulgence. The title character starts out as a greedy, shallow, philandering Baptist minister, turns to evangelism, and eventually becomes the leader of a large Methodist congregation. Throughout the novel, Gantry encounters fellow religious hypocrites. Although often exposed as a fraud, Gantry is never fully discredited. Elmer Gantry is considered a landmark in American literature and one of the most penetrating studies of hypocrisy in modern literature. The novel also represents the evangelistic activity of America in the 1920s and people's attitudes toward it.
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, 2008
ISBN: 9781433222191
1433222191
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eAudiobook
Additional Contributors: Heald, Anthony

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