A selection of the Literary Guild, Henry Morton Robinson’s The Cardinal is “absorbing . . . a magnificent novel” (Boston Globe).
The basis for the Academy Award–nominated film directed by Otto Preminger and starring John Huston, The Cardinal tells a story that captured the nation’s attention: a working-class American’s rise to become a cardinal of the Catholic Church. The daily trials and triumphs of Stephen Fermoyle, from the working-class suburbs of Boston, drive him to become first a parish priest, then secretary to a cardinal, later a bishop, and finally a wearer of the Red Hat.