the sword of god by rene hardy translated from the french by humphrey hare
the sword of god by rene hardy translated from the french by humphrey hare
the sword of god by rene hardy translated from the french by humphrey hare
the sword of god by rene hardy translated from the french by humphrey hare
the sword of god by rene hardy translated from the french by humphrey hare
the sword of god by rene hardy translated from the french by humphrey hare
the sword of god by rene hardy translated from the french by humphrey hare

The Sword of God by Rene Hardy ; Translated from the French by Humphrey Hare

Regular price $ 10.00 $ 0.00

New York : Doubleday & Co., 1954. First American edition; first printing. Stated. Hardcover. 319 pages ; 22 cm. $3.95 dust jacket with minimal wear. A very good copy with firm binding, clean and unmarked pages.


The Sword of God
BY RENE HARDY

This is an absorbing and exciting novel of an individual caught in the toils of a bitter and demoralizing war.

Jean Kernez, former international revolutionist, arrives in Indo-China seeking his brother, Dom Angelico, the Abbot of a monastery in Mah-Binli. Many years have passed since they have met, but Kernez has loved and idealized his brother since childhood and hopes to obtain from him the answer to inner peace. Dom Angelico, however, has been taken prisoner by a Viet-Minh task force whose ranks include fanatical Asians bent on Pan-Asian victory over the white race, doctrinaire Communists, Nazi volunteers; the scum of humanity.

Kernez tries to rescue his brother by posing as a high-ranking Communist agent. The deception becomes increasingly difficult as the rivalry between the Viet-Minh leaders increases. In a dramatic public brain-washing Kernez is ordered to execute his own brother.

In France, torn by the ironies and futility of the Indo-China war, THE SWORD OF GOD has been greeted as a novel of outstanding importance.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rene Hardy was an active member of the French Resistance during World War II. As a central figure in an underground organization he put into effect a sabotage plan in 1944 which immobilized nine enemy divisions to such a degree that they were unable to reach the beachhead in Normandy within their appointed schedules. In this, his first novel, he demonstrates his keen ability to expose both the souls of men and the skeleton of history. He has been compared to Koestler and Malraux for his depth of characterization and his feeling for the pace and unity of the story. And like these men, Hardy goes beyond the immediate problem to reach those permanent problems of life which give depth and meaning to fine novels.

Published by DOUBLED DAY & COMPANY, INC. Publishers of the Thorndike-Barnhart Comprehensive Desk Dictionary

Printed in the U.S.A.

 

Q: What are your shipping rates and do you ship overseas?

A: Free Shipping for U.S. buyer. Yes, we do ship worldwide and the price is $25 no matter how many books you buy. Head over to our Shipping page under the link column for further detail.

Q: Can you send me additional photographs of the book?

A: We are always happy to provide additional photographs of the book when a customer request them. Just send us an email via the contact us page.

Q: how do you ship your book? UPS, FedEx or USPS?

A: We primary use USPS but if requested we can ship with FedEx or UPS.

Q: How long will it take for my book to arrive?

A: In general, shipping will take about 3-5 business days within the United States.

Q: What are your return policy?

A: We offer a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee for all purchases regardless of the reason for the return. Further detail about return and refund on our return page under the link column below.

Q: What payment method do you accept?

A: We accept all major credit cards, as well as PAYPAL, APPLEPAY AND GOOGLEPAY.

We are always here to help so if you have any questions, just contact us via Facebook by way of that blue button on the left-hand side or send us an email via our contact us page. We also take phone calls from 10-5pm EST M-F at 617-599-2003.


More from this collection

By continuing to browse our site, you accept the use of cookies. Learn more
Accept