From the Dust Jacket
Between 1929 and 1948, Lloyd C. Douglas wrote a series of Biblically inspired novels that captivated readers everywhere. Most memorable of these works and one of the great best sellers of all time is The Robe. Here is the powerful story of a Roman soldier who witnessed Christ’s crucifixion, then gambled with fellow soldiers for Christ’s robe and won it. Like many other Christian scholars, Douglas wondered what had become of the robe and the soldier. Both are mentioned briefly in the New Testament — but Douglas knew of no story that elaborated on the Biblical passage and at last ventured upon this singular task himself. Published in 1942, The Robe was translated into many languages and gained immediate recognition as a modern classic. The Roman soldier and protagonist of the story is Marcellus Gallic, proud son of a distinguished family. The toss of dice that wins him the robe seems no more than a meaningless stroke of luck, until he is persuaded to put on the garment. From that moment he is tormented by a mysterious feeling of guilt and self-loathing. Marcellus’ slave, Demetrius, has been a believer in the teachings of Jesus — and now he guides his Roman master through the land where Jesus lived, taught and worked miracles. After months of searching, and of gradual spiritual growth, Marcellus finds his own soul. From here, the tale moves relentlessly to its powerful and shattering climax. The Robe is a full-bodied novel, rich with the color of the Holy Land. Against the splendor of Imperial Rome and the turbulence of Jerusalem in a time of ferment, we follow one man’s search for truth and come away with a story of rare beauty and drama.
The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas. From Houghton Mifflin with 1969 copyright. This Book Club Edition hardcover book measures 8-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ and has 472 pages with ragged right cut.
See image above. The dust jacket shows some storage around the edges, but is in very good condition for age — as are the boards and pages. The binding is strong and square. The pages are very nice. No names or other markings. From clean, smoke-free Christian home.
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