This is an abridged version of this 1948 bestseller. The articulate oldest son of artists recounts the many travels of his youth and his experiences at Cambridge and Columbia. Merton, who eventually entered a Trappist monastery in Kentucky, is best at describing his hunger for meaning and his prophetic critique of a life without sacred dimensions. Sidney Lanier reads this spiritual classic.
The Seven Storey Mountain
An abridged version of his 1948 spiritual classic.