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Elmer Gantry
Narrated by Anthony Heald
Written by Sinclair Lewis
ESL English Listening :: Adult Literacy

Universally recognized as a landmark in American literature. This portrait of an evangelist who rises to power within his church - a saver of souls who lives a life of hypocrisy, sensuality, and ruthless self-indulgence - has been called the greatest, most vital, and most penetrating study of hypocrisy that has been written since Voltaire.

This insight into the dark side of religion, and the human soul, is remarkably current. The character development of manipulation, womanizing and using people to gain fame and fortune looks a lot like some of the infamous religious leaders (and politicians) of recent years.

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