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Product Details

  • Paperback: 282 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 25, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1470090090
  • ISBN-13: 978-1470090098
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #118,031 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A joy and a learning experience for all!
Rachel H. Kuznicki
This historical novel of the situation of British Catholics under Cranmer's revolution was gripping and inspiring.
Helen K. Westover
High drama, romance, and suspense in a brilliant historical novel.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By James G. Bruen Jr. on March 28, 2012
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R. H. Benson's Come Rack! Come Rope! is a tightly plotted masterpiece. Benson weaves a fictional and dramatic story of divine and human love into the historic fabric of Elizabethan England in which Catholic priests are hunted and tortured for their faith and lay Catholics are hounded to deny their faith as Elizabeth, abetted by sadistic and greedy henchmen, fashions a populace loyal to herself and to her vision for England free of the ancient faith (and her sister, Mary Queen of Scots).

Benson's attention to historical accuracy, period detail, the crises of conscience during the Elizabethan reign, and the rhythms of life in the latter part of the sixteenth century draw the reader into the era and the story. Those who view Elizabethan England as the high point of civilized culture will be forced to think further.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By reagent6 on October 9, 2012
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Surprisingly modern for a book first published in 1912 'Come Rack Come Rope' is a story about the Catholic resistance in the time of Queen Elizabeth. Characters and plot are well developed and believable and the amount of preaching or theology is minimal. In essence this is a novel about people in a suppressed culture trying to survive under a totalitarian regime. While not always even handed in its treatment of the English crown it is far from being propaganda. I found it an enjoyable, at times inspirational and true to what I have studied of this historical period. An excellent read and highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robert T. Davis on August 21, 2011
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Rich narrative with engaging characters, both historical and fictional, made this book difficult to put down. Hard to believe this was written nearly a hundred years ago. I'll be recommending it to my friends and may well work it into a homily or two!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By carder on December 30, 2012
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This tells of the consequences of Henry VIII's reign for the Catholic Church and the politics of the era. It is told by focusing on the experiences of one extended family as it's members deal with the choices to be made under the threat of persecution.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dan on January 19, 2014
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So compelling. May I have such faith and courage. I hope that others will be challenged as much as this book challenged me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Russ on December 5, 2013
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This is a great story! R.H. Benson has a comfortable style, and the story is entertaining. I recommend it. Also, I had no problem with the Kindle edition formatting (although I sometimes do).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gina on May 31, 2012
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Honestly, before I read this book, I had high expectations. It seemed to be presented as an interesting story set in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth. While the plot itself is pretty interesting, I thought that the way the narrative is presented is extremely dull.
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High drama, romance, and suspense in a brilliant historical novel. This is a must read for anyone wanting a graphic insight into the persecution of Catholics in England in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.
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