Francis of Assisi by Adrian House
A Revolutionary Life

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A compelling new biography of Francis for readers of any faith and none.
 

About Adrian House

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Adrian House is the author of The Great Safari, a biography of George and Joy Adamson, and has helped produce documentary films.
 
Published January 1, 2000 by Chatto & Windus. 351 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Religion & Spirituality, Political & Social Sciences, War. Non-fiction

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House chronicles the slow, steady growth of his following, his visit in 1209 to the Pope, who granted him permission to establish his own order (the Friars Minor, or Franciscans), which has grown to become one of the most influential in the Church.

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The world would not seem to need another biography of Francis of Assisi, the Italian saint who has charmed the religious and the irreligious alike in the eight centuries following his death in 122

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The world would not seem to need another biography of Francis of Assisi, the Italian saint who has charmed the religious and the irreligious alike in the eight centuries following his death in 1226.

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The animal had waited for him.” Author Josephine Nobisso based this tale on the story of St. Francis and the wolf of Gubbio, a creature he tamed and made peace with that had been killing the animals and people of the town.

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