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The author of the book: Lloyd C. Douglas
Language: English
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The size of the: 930 KB
Edition: International Collectors library
Date of issue: 1942
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The Robe is an historical novel about the Crucifixion by Lloyd C. Douglas. One of the best-selling titles of the '40s, it entered the NY Times Best Seller list in 10/42 & a month later rose to #1, holding the position nearly a year. It remained on the list another two years, returning other times over the next several years including when the film was released in '53. Douglas began writing upon leaving the ministry at 52. All his novels, essays & short stories relied on his religious background for inspiration. At the height of popularity, he was receiving about 100 fan letters weekly. One of these letters provided this novel's inspiration. Hazel McCann, an Ohio department store clerk, wrote asking what he thought had happened to Jesus' garments. He immediately began working on a novel based on this concept, sending each chapter to McCann as he finished it. They met in '41. He dedicated the book to her.
The book explores the aftermath of the crucifixion thru the experiences of Marcellus Gallio, the Roman tribune who commanded the unit in charge. Prince Gaius sends Marcellus to take command of the garrison at Minoa, a port city in S. Palestine. Marcellus is accompanied by his slave Demetrius. Marcellus & other soldiers throw dice to see who'll take Jesus' Robe. Marcellus wins & asks Demetrius to take care of the Robe. Following the crucifixion, Marcellus takes part in a banquet attended by Pontius Pilate. During the banquet, a drunken centurion insists that Marcellus wear the robe. Marcellus goes on a journey, following the path Jesus took & meets people whose lives he'd affected. Thru this journey, both the tribune & the reader are challenged to question various norms they've embraced.
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Ebook The Robe read Online! was a noteworthy American minister and author. He spent part of his boyhood in Monroeville, Indiana, Wilmot, Indiana and Florence, Kentucky, where his father, Alexander Jackson Douglas, was pastor of the Hopeful Lutheran Church. He died in Los Angeles, California.
Douglas was one of the most popular American authors of his time, although he didn't write his first novel until he was 50.
His written works were of a moral, didactic, and distinctly religious tone. His first novel, Magnificent Obsession, was an immediate and sensational success. Critics held that his type of fiction was in the tradition of the great religious writings of an earlier generation, such as, Ben-Hur and Quo Vadis.
Douglas is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

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