The Seven Storey Mountain

The Seven Storey Mountain : Fiftieth-Anniversary Edition

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This unique spiritual autobiography is the account of the growing restlessness of a brilliant and passionate young man whose search for peace and faith eventually leads him, at the age of twenty-six, to take vows in one of the most demanding religious orders - the Trappists. At the monastery, and within the "four walls of my new freedom, " Merton wrote this extraordinary testament - a document of a man who withdrew from the world only after he had fully immersed himself in it. For this Fiftieth Anniversary Edition, Robert Giroux has written a memoir of how he came to publish The Seven Storey Mountain, and Merton's distinguished biographer, William H. Shannon, has supplied a note for the reader.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 496 pages
  • 154.94 x 226.06 x 43.18mm | 884.5g
  • Harcourt Books, Inc
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 50th Anniversary ed.
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0151004137
  • 9780151004133
  • 417,650

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"Without a life of the spirit our whole existence becomes unsubstantial and illusory.-Thomas Merton
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