Lord of the World : A Novel
Popular young adult books such as The Hunger Games and Divergent, as well as literary classics such as Walker Percy's Love in the Ruins and Cormac McCarthy's The Road, have created a growing interest in dystopian novels. In one of the first such novels of the twentieth century, Benson imagines a world where belief in God has been replaced by secular humanism. In this harrowing novel, apocalyptic conflict looms as Julian Falsenburg arises as leader of the world, promising peace in exchange for blind obedience. Those who resist are subject to torture and execution. As the Catholic Church in England rapidly disintegrates, Rev. Percy Franklin is left to provide hope and stability.
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 152 x 229 x 25.4mm | 453.59g
- 26 Mar 2016
- Ave Maria Press
- Notre Dame, IN, United States
"By including both a fresh, context-clarifying introduction to Robert Hugh Benson and his dystopian tale-as well as an invaluable meditation on the theology that drives it-Ave Maria Press has given us a relevant and readable edition of a harrowing 1907 novel that, in places, seems all too familiar and timely." -- Elizabeth Scalia
About Robert Hugh Benson
ROBERT HUGH BENSON (1871-1914) was an English Anglican priest who joined the Roman Catholic Church in 1903 and was ordained a Catholic priest in 1904. MARK BOSCO, S.J., is an associate professor at Loyola University Chicago where he also directs the Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage.