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A historical novel, with heavy pro-Protestant evangelism, hence the title. Father John, a conscience-wracked priest of the Roman Catholic church, is in fact only a secondary character in a novel that indulges in many of the conventions of the Gothic Romance (hidden parentage, mysterious fates, encounters in a moonlit chapel, a gruesome death for the villain, and of course ...more
Hardcover, 477 pages
Published 1842 by Whittaker
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As I wrote in the synopsis, this is a historical novel, with heavy pro-Protestant evangelism, hence the title. Father John, a conscience-wracked priest of the Roman Catholic church, is in fact only a secondary character in a novel that indulges in many of the conventions of the Gothic Romance (hidden parentage, mysterious fates, encounters in a moonlit chapel, a gruesome death for the villain, and of course a young couple for whom even the otherwise ferocious Oliver Cromwell sheds a sentimental ...more
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