A Synopsis of the Sixteen Novels of Robert Hugh Benson

Ann Applegarth, Catholic World Report: An impressive list. And, unlike many “Christian”—even “Catholic”—novels that may entertain yet contain no insight whatever into the human condition, Benson’s fictional fare is sustenance for mind and soul. Intended by the author to be tales of timeless truths rather than timeless literature—which he would never have had the patience to write—these stories can help guide readers to a surer footing on the road to eternity.

One value of the Benson novels is that each, like a good homily, can provoke readers to think, “That’s me!” and then to ponder the need for confessing and correcting some particular sin in their own lives.  Full critique is here.