Robert Hugh Benson

Lord of the World

In the timeless classic, acclaimed author Robert Hugh Benson crafts a prophetic tale that explores the clash between faith and secularism, and the eternal struggle between good and evil. Set in the early twentieth century, the world stands on the brink of unprecedented change. Society is grappling with the rise of technology, globalization, and the erosion of traditional values. As political ideologies clash and religious beliefs are put to the test, an enigmatic figure emerges, a charismatic leader who captivates the hearts and minds of millions.

Julian Felsenburgh, the world's most influential and enigmatic politician, becomes the embodiment of hope for a disillusioned humanity. As he promises a utopian society free from war, poverty, and suffering, people across the globe succumb to his magnetic allure. But as Felsenburgh's power grows, an underground resistance forms, fiercely opposing his vision and the dark forces behind it.

Caught in the maelstrom of this epic struggle is Father Percy Franklin, a Catholic priest whose unwavering faith and unyielding devotion to truth make him a symbol of resistance against the seductive powers of the world. As the world teeters on the edge of destruction, Father Franklin, along with a handful of loyal allies, embarks on a perilous journey to unmask the true nature of Felsenburgh's reign and protect the very essence of humanity.

With eloquence and profound insight, Robert Hugh Benson weaves a masterful tale that challenges readers to confront their own beliefs and contemplate the timeless questions of human existence. "Lord of the World" serves as a haunting warning and a potent reminder of the enduring power of faith, love, and the indomitable human spirit in the face of an ever-changing world.