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Lloyd C. Douglas, Best Novels

release date: Nov 18, 2017
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Lloyd C. Douglas, Best Novels
Lloyd Cassel Douglas (1877 -1951) born Doya C. Douglas, was an American minister and author. He was born in Columbia City, Indiana, spent part of his boyhood in Monroeville, Indiana, Wilmot, Indiana and Florence, Kentucky, where his father, Alexander Jackson Douglas, was pastor of the Hopeful Lutheran Church. According to the 1910 Census Douglas was listed as a Lutheran Clergyman. He was married to Bessie I. Porch. They had two children: Bessie J. Douglas, 4 at the time and Virginia V Douglas, 2 at the time. They employed a cook, Ms. Josephine Somach. He died in Los Angeles, California. Douglas was one of the most popular American authors of his time, although he did not write his first novel until he was 50. His written works were of a moral, didactic, and distinctly religious tone. His first novel, Magnificent Obsession, published in 1929, was an immediate and sensational success. Critics held that his type of fiction was in the tradition of the great religious writings of an earlier generation, such as Ben-Hur and Quo Vadis. In this book: Magnificent Obsession Forgive Us Our Trespasses Doctor Hudson's Secret Journal

Magnificent Obsession

release date: Jul 25, 2018
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Magnificent Obsession
A shattering personal tragedy reveals a magnificent secret to a spoiled, rich young man who uses his discovery to become an inspired surgeon and to find love.

The Robe

release date: Sep 28, 2014
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The Robe
The Robe is a 1942 historical novel about the Crucifixion of Jesus written by Lloyd C. Douglas. The book was one of the best-selling titles of the 1940s. It entered the New York Times Best Seller list in October 1942, and four weeks later rose to No. 1. It held the position for nearly a year. The Robe remained on the list for another two years, returning several other times over the next several years including when the movie version was released in 1953.The book explores the aftermath of the crucifixion of Jesus through the experiences of the Roman tribune Marcellus Gallio and his Greek slave Demetrius. Prince Gaius, in an effort to rid Rome of Marcellus, banishes Marcellus to the command of the Roman garrison at Minoa, a port city in southern Palestine. In Jerusalem during Passover, Marcellus ends up carrying out the crucifixion of Jesus, but is troubled since he believes Jesus to be innocent of any crime. When he wears Jesus' robe reluctantly on request, Marcellus suffers a nervous breakdown and returns to Rome. After again touches the robe, his mind is restored and Marcellus, who now believes that the robe has some power, returns to Judea and follows the path Jesus after Demetrius. Later, Marcellus frees Demetrius who escapes, but both Marcellus and his new wife Diana are executed by the new emperor, Caligula. Marcellus arranges that the robe be given to "The Big Fisherman."Though more than two million copies of the book were sold in its first edition, The Robe is more familiar today as a 1953 Biblical epic film that tells the story of a Roman tribune named Marcellus Gallio (Richard Burton) who commands the unit that crucifies Jesus Christ. There was a sequel known as Demetrius and the Gladiators starring Victor Mature as the title character who fights in the Roman arena.Cassel Douglas (Doya C. Douglas), was born in Columbia City, Indiana on August 27, 1877. He spent part of his boyhood in Monroeville, Indiana, Wilmot, Indiana and Florence, Kentucky, where his father, Alexander Jackson Douglas, was pastor of the Hopeful Lutheran Church. He was married to Bessie I. Porch and had two children: Bessie J. Douglas (1906), and Virginia V Douglas (1908). After receiving the A.M. degree from Wittenberg College, Springfield, Ohio, in 1903, Douglas was ordained in the Lutheran ministry. He served in pastorates in North Manchester, Indiana, Lancaster, Ohio, and Washington, D.C. He was director of religious work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1911 to 1915, and minister of The First Congregational Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan, from there moving to Akron, Ohio. He served as the Sr. Minister of the First Congregational Church of Akron from 1920-26 and then to Los Angeles, California and finally to the St. James United Church at Montreal, Quebec. Douglas was one of the most popular American authors of his time. His written works were of a moral, didactic, and distinctly religious tone. His first novel, Magnificent Obsession, published in 1929, was an immediate and sensational success. Critics held that his type of fiction was in the tradition of the great religious writings of an earlier generation, such as Ben-Hur and Quo Vadis.Later, Douglas wrote Forgive Us Our Trespasses; Precious Jeopardy; Green Light; White Banners; Disputed Passage; Invitation To Live; Doctor Hudson's Secret Journal; The Robe, and The Big Fisherman. The Robe sold more than 2 million copies, without any reprint edition. His last book, Time To Remember, was autobiographical, with description of his childhood and education for the ministry. He died in Los Angeles, California on Fbruary 13, 1951, before he was able to write the second volume which was completed in The Shape of Sunday by his daughters, Virginia Douglas Dawson and Betty Douglas Wilson. Douglas is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

The Big Fisherman

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The Big Fisherman
Lloyd C. Douglas's 1948 novel 'The Big Fisherman' is an engaging fictional work on christian history. "It was a calm, early summer noon in the southern mountains of Arabia. Sheltering the King's well-guarded domain, a mile above and a dozen miles east of the Dead Sea, motionless masses of neighbourly white clouds hung suspended from a remote blue ceiling." -an excerpt

Forgive Us Our Trespasses

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Forgive Us Our Trespasses
Published in 1932, 'Forgive Us Our Trespasses' is a novel written by American minister and author Lloyd C. Douglas, who was born and spent some time of his boyhood in Columbia, Indiana.

White Banner

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Green Light

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Green Light
Published in 1935, 'Green Light' is a novel written by American minister and author Lloyd C. Douglas, who was born and spent some time of his boyhood in Columbia, Indiana. The novel tells the story of Newell Paige, a rising young surgeon whose career is destroyed when he takes the blame for his mentor, Dr Endicott, who botches an operation and causes the death of a patient.

Disputed Passage

release date: Nov 14, 2018
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Disputed Passage
Lloyd Cassel Douglas (1877 - 1951) born Doya C. Douglas, was an American minister and author. He was born in Columbia City, Indiana, spent part of his boyhood in Monroeville, Indiana, Wilmot, Indiana and Florence, Kentucky, where his father, Alexander Jackson Douglas, was pastor of the Hopeful Lutheran Church. Douglas was one of the most popular American authors of his time, although he did not write his first novel until he was 50.His written works were of a moral, didactic, and distinctly religious tone. His first novel, Magnificent Obsession, was an immediate and sensational success. Critics held that his type of fiction was in the tradition of the great religious writings of an earlier generation, such as, Ben-Hur and Quo Vadis.Adaptation into film: Disputed Passage is a 1939 American war film starring John Howard, Dorothy Lamour, Akim Tamiroff and Judith Barrett. Set in war-torn China, the film was described by The New York Times as a "lavish soap opera." The film was based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Lloyd C. Douglas, and was produced by Paramount Pictures.Plot:: Young medical student John Wesley Beaven is torn between the detached, cold pragmatism of Dr. Forster (Akim Tamiroff) and the humanistic attitudes of kindly Dr. Cunningham (William Collier Sr.). Matters are brought to a head when Beaven must choose between his career and impending marriage to fellow student Audrey Hilton (Dorothy Lamour). Dr. Forster convinces Audrey to return to her native China and let Howard pursue his studies undistracted. She takes Forster's advice, but Howard follows her. Once in the Orient he is injured in a bomb blast, and in a makeshift hospital, Dr. Forster is called on to perform a risky operation to save his life.

Doctor Hudson's Secret Journal

release date: Sep 23, 2014
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Doctor Hudson's Secret Journal
Lloyd Cassel Douglas (1877 – 1951) born Doya C. Douglas, was an American minister and author. He was born in Columbia City, Indiana, spent part of his boyhood in Monroeville, Indiana, Wilmot, Indiana and Florence, Kentucky, where his father, Alexander Jackson Douglas, was pastor of the Hopeful Lutheran Church. Douglas was one of the most popular American authors of his time, although he did not write his first novel until he was 50.

Doctor Hudson's Secret Journal

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Doctor Hudson's Secret Journal
After the death of his young wife, a struggling brain surgeon is left with his young daughter to raise alone, and finds a new love in Nancy Ashford, a nurse at Brightwood Hospital.
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