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Lloyd C. Douglas

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Lloyd C. Douglas


Born
in Columbia City, Indiana, The United States
August 27, 1877

Died
February 13, 1951

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Lloyd C. Douglas 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 Memoria
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Average rating: 4.17 · 29,644 ratings · 1,892 reviews · 43 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Robe

4.21 avg rating — 24,965 ratings — published 1942 — 154 editions
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Magnificent Obsession

3.87 avg rating — 1,952 ratings — published 1929 — 57 editions
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The Big Fisherman

4.08 avg rating — 1,763 ratings — published 1936 — 14 editions
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Disputed Passage

3.98 avg rating — 245 ratings — published 1939 — 27 editions
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Doctor Hudson's Secret Journal

3.96 avg rating — 200 ratings — published 1939 — 17 editions
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Green Light

3.87 avg rating — 159 ratings — published 1934 — 29 editions
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Invitation to Live

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 2015 — 10 editions
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Forgive Us Our Trespasses

3.69 avg rating — 105 ratings — published 1932 — 22 editions
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Home for Christmas

3.65 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 1937
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Precious Jeopardy

4.40 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1933 — 3 editions
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“Our life is like a land journey, too even and easy and dull over long distances across the plains, too hard and painful up the steep grades; but, on the summits of the mountain, you have a magnificent view--and feel exalted--and your eyes are full of happy tears--and you want to sing--and wish you had wings! And then--you can't stay there, but must continue your journey--you begin climbing down the other side, so busy with your footholds that your summit experience is forgotten.”
Lloyd C. Douglas, The Robe

“This faith, is not like a deed to a house in which one may live with full rights of possession. It is more like a kit of tools with which a man may build himself a house. The tools will be worth just what he does with them. When he lays them down, they will have no value until he takes them up again.”
Lloyd C. Douglas, The Robe

“It is a queer thing. In a time of great need, when powerful leadership is demanded, the people—confused and excited—hear only the strident voices of the audacious, and refuse to listen to the voice of wisdom which, being wise, is temperate.”
Lloyd C. Douglas, The Robe

Polls

August 2016 New School Group Read

 
  45 votes, 25.1%

 
  20 votes, 11.2%

1966, Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys, 176 pages
 
  17 votes, 9.5%

1931, The Waves by Virginia Woolf, 297 pages
 
  17 votes, 9.5%

1997, American Pastoral by Philip Roth, 432 pages
 
  17 votes, 9.5%

 
  15 votes, 8.4%

1963, The Collector by John Fowles, 282 pages
 
  12 votes, 6.7%

1931, The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, 418 pages
 
  10 votes, 5.6%

1990, Possession by A.S. Byatt, 555 pages
 
  9 votes, 5.0%

1996, The Beach by Alex Garland, 436 pages
 
  5 votes, 2.8%

1948, Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton, 320 pages
 
  4 votes, 2.2%

1949, The Way West by A.B. Guthrie Jr., 352 pages
 
  4 votes, 2.2%

1942, The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas, 528 pages
 
  3 votes, 1.7%

1924, Precious Bane by Mary Webb, 328 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.6%

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