- Author: Louis de Wohl
- Paperback: 378 pages
- Publisher: Ignatius Press; First edition (March 1, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780898708141
- ISBN-13: 978-0898708141
- ASIN: 0898708141
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
The Joyful Beggar by Louis de Wohl
In this magnificent and stirring novel, Louis de Wohl turns his famed narrative skill to the story of the soldier and merchant's son who might have been right-hand man to a king … and who became instead the most beloved of all saints. Set against the tempestuous background of 13th Century Italy and Egypt, here is the magnificent and inspiring story of Francis Bernardone, the brash, pleasure-loving young officer who was to become immortalized as St. Francis of Assisi.
This book was made into a feature film by 20th Century Fox entitled Francis of Assisi, now available on video from Ignatius Press.