Novels

Novels are listed alphabetically. Visit the authors page to browse by author.

  1. Cover for Fr. Brown of the Church of Rome

    This is a unique collection of ten of Chesterton’s famous Father Brown stories which puts special emphasis on the role that Brown’s Catholic faith played in helping him solve the murder mysteries. As Dorothy Sayers once wrote, Chesterton was “the first man of our time to introduce the great name… Read more »

    Tags: adventure detective fiction G.K. Chesterton murder mystery

  2. Cover for Father Elijah

    Father Elijah

    Michael O’Brien presents a thrilling apocalyptic novel about the condition of the Roman Catholic Church at the end of time. It explores the state of the modern world, and the strengths and weaknesses of the contemporary religious scene, by taking his central character, Father Elijah Schäfer, a Carmelite priest, on… Read more »

    Tags: apocalypse ebooks

  3. Cover for Fire of Love

    Fire of Love

    Born into an upper class family in Castile, Spain, Gonzalo de Yepes had good prospects—that is, until his father was ruined in a speculative venture. After his father died a pauper, Gonzalo was welcomed into the home of a rich uncle, who intended him to marry one of his younger… Read more »

    Tags: Carmelites ebooks Europe historical fiction history John of the Cross love marriage mystics poetry romance saints Teresa of Avila

  4. Frankenstein

    Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is one of the most influential and controversial novels of the nineteenth century; it is also one of the most misunderstood and misinterpreted. It has been vivisected critically by latter-day Victor Frankensteins who have transformed the meanings emergent from the novel into monsters of post-modern misconception. Meanwhile… Read more »

    Tags: classics horror Ignatius Critical Editions

  5. General Escobar’s War

    “The best Spanish novel about the Spanish Civil War.” — Álvaro Mutis, Author, The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll, winner of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature   Winner of Spain’s prestigious Planeta Prize for fiction, this historical novel takes the form of an imagined diary by General Antonio Escobar,… Read more »

    Tags: Europe historical fiction history Spanish Civil War war

  6. Great Expectations

    Pope John Paul I described Dickens’ books as “filled with love for the poor and a sense of social regeneration . . . warm with imagination and humanity”. Such true charity permeates Dickens’ novels and ultimately drives the characters either to choose regeneration or risk disintegration. In Great Expectations, Pip—symbolic… Read more »

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  7. Gulliver’s Travels

    Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift is one of the greatest satirical works ever written. Through the misadventures of Lemuel Gulliver, his hopelessly “modern” protagonist, Swift exposes many of the follies of the English Enlightenment, from its worship of science to its neglect of traditional philosophy and theology. Swift’s satire on… Read more »

    Tags: classics ebooks Ignatius Critical Editions satire

  8. Ida Elisabeth

    In this compelling drama about fidelity, sorrow and forgiveness, Nobel Prize-winning author Sigrid Undset tells the story of Ida Elisabeth, who marries her teenage sweetheart, Frithjof, in an effort to redeem her reputation. Early in their marriage, she realizes that her charming husband is incapable of supporting the family and… Read more »

    Tags: audio books ebooks love marriage

  9. Iota cover

    Iota

    Jan Skala has been arrested and imprisoned by the Russian liberators of Prague, but he does not know why. Or does he? During the Nazi occupation of the city, the journalist stayed above ground and continued to work for his father’s newspaper, which had fallen into the hands of the… Read more »

    Tags: Count of Monte Cristo love prison camp war

  10. Island of the World

    Island of the World is the story of a child born in 1933 into the turbulent world of the Balkans and tracing his life into the third millennium. The central character is Josip Lasta, the son of an impoverished school teacher in a remote village high in the mountains of… Read more »

    Tags: ebooks Europe war World War II

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