Now Australia's Biggest Toy Store

Shop over 1.5 Million Toys in our Huge New Range

The Last Confession
By

Rating

Product Description
Product Details

Reviews

This sobering and intense novel is a tribute to both Giordano Bruno, a Dominican monk who was burned at the stake for heresy in 1600, and the author himself, who firmly believed in his right to question orthodoxy. West wrote over 20 novels, among them the well-known Devil's Advocate (1959), The Shoes of the Fisherman (1963), and Clowns of God (1981), in which he raised complex moral and ethical issues involving the Catholic Church. Morris here presents a "reconstructive" portrait of Bruno through an imagined diary. This diary, Bruno's confession of an admittedly imperfect life written in the Inquisitors' prison, is an attempt to spread his plea for intellectual freedom. We learn about his travels as a monk, an academic, and an impassioned lecturer and his propensity for good wine and the company of women. Given Bruno's abrasive personality and forthright manner, it comes as a surprise only to himself that the Church silences him. Thanks to the author's talent for suspense, the reader awaits Bruno's fate on tenterhooks, right alongside the monk in the dank hell of persecution. Though the author died in 2001 before finishing the last chapters, the story draws to a natural conclusion and is a fitting farewell from West. Recommended for all public libraries. Jennifer Baker, Seattle P.L. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

"Something and intense--the story draws to a natural conclusion and is a fitting farwell from West."

The Last Confession by acclaimed Australian author Morris West (The Devil's Advocate; The Shoes of the Fisherman; The Ambassadors) is a posthumously published fictional account of Dominican monk Giordano Bruno's imprisonment before he is convicted of heresy and burned at the stake during the Inquisition in 1600. Presented in the form of a final testament written by Bruno in prison, the novel chronicles Bruno's life, his religious reflections and his final days in his cell. Introduction by Thomas Keneally. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling The Last Confession on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top