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A modern-day Confessions of Saint Augustine, The Seven Storey
Mountain is one of the most influential religious works of the
twentieth century. This edition contains an introduction by Merton's
editor, Robert Giroux, and a note to the reader by biographer William H.
Shannon. It tells of the growing restlessness of a brilliant and
passionate young man whose search for peace and faith leads him, at the
age of twenty-six, to take vows in one of the most demanding Catholic
orders—the Trappist monks. At the Abbey of Gethsemani, "the
four walls of my new freedom," Thomas Merton struggles to withdraw
from the world, but only after he has fully immersed himself in it.
The Seven Storey Mountain has been a favorite of readers ranging
from Graham Greene to Claire Booth Luce, Eldridge Cleaver, and Frank
McCourt. Since its original publication this timeless spiritual tome has
been published in over twenty languages and has touched millions of