Saint Francis of Assisi
a biography by Omer Englebert
translated and edited by Edward Hutton
Burns Oates and Washbourne, 1950 [First Edition], illustrative frontispiece, black and white illustrative plates, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing to edges, no inscriptions. Dust-jacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, chipping, tearing and creasing, some repairs and missing parts (see photographs)
"More than a generation has now elapsed since the first publication of Sabatier's Life, and of such standard biographies as those of Joergensen adn Father Cuthbert: nearly a generation since the appearance of Fortini's Nova Vita and G. K. Chesterton's sparkling essay on the saint.
Meanwhile new material has been coming to light, an additional justification for a new full-length and definitive biography. Of its author's stand point and approach, one might say that in doing full justice to the 'humanity' of St. Francis, as well as to the poetry and fantasy with their wide appeal, he rightly subordinates these elements to the stature of his sainthood."