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By Frank Yerby | Comments: ( 330 ) | Date: ( Dec 08, 2019 )

9th century Spain an age of brutal battles to the death and dungeons equipped with thumbscrews and spiked boots An age of perfumed harems where acts of love were spiced with the erotic mysteries of the Orient a time when merchants, princes, thieves and whores, Christians, Islamic Arabs, Berbers, Yemenites, Greeks and Jews were trapped in an inferno of embattled peoples9th century Spain an age of brutal battles to the death and dungeons equipped with thumbscrews and spiked boots An age of perfumed harems where acts of love were spiced with the erotic mysteries of the Orient a time when merchants, princes, thieves and whores, Christians, Islamic Arabs, Berbers, Yemenites, Greeks and Jews were trapped in an inferno of embattled peoples and faiths.Only such an age could have spawned Alaric Tendisson the mighty Spanish nobleman whose extraordinary capacity for love was matched only by the violence of his destiny.


  • Title: An Odor of Sanctity
  • Author: Frank Yerby
  • ISBN: 9780440101345
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Frank Yerby

Born in Augusta, Georgia to Rufus Garvin Yerby, an African American, and Wilhelmina Smythe, who was caucasian He graduated from Haines Normal Institute in Augusta and graduated from Paine College in 1937 Thereafter, Yerby enrolled in Fisk University where he received his Master s degree in 1938 In 1939, Yerby entered the University of Chicago to work toward his doctorate but later left the university Yerby taught briefly at Florida AM University and at Southern University in Baton Rouge.Frank Yerby rose to fame as a writer of popular fiction tinged with a distinctive southern flavor In 1946 he became the first African American to publish a best seller with The Foxes of Harrow That same year he also became the first African American to have a book purchased for screen adaptation by a Hollywood studio, when 20th Century Fox optioned Foxes Ultimately the book became a 1947 Oscar nominated film starring Rex Harrison and Maureen O Hara Yerby was originally noted for writing romance novels set in the Antebellum South In mid century he embarked on a series of best selling novels ranging from the Athens of Pericles to Europe in the Dark Ages Yerby took considerable pains in research, and often footnoted his historical novels In all he wrote 33 novels.



Comments An Odor of Sanctity

  • Jackson Burnett

    "Is that lingering smell the odor of sanctity or is itwhore's scent?"An Odor of Sanctity is what you get when you combine a loquacious author, a manual typewriter, a grand concept, a publishing contract for a sensational book, and no plot.Frank Yerby wrote some entertaining novels. This isn't one of them.Here is the grand concept: Alaric Teudisson, a Visigoth prince, comes of age in the ninth century, CE, as the conquering Goths are losing their influence and power over the people of the Iberian [...]


  • Donna

    I found this old first edition (1965) hardbound book with jacket on sale for seventy five cents while I was on vacation. It looked like it might be a fun read.This book was very interesting and fun to read. It is quite the swashbuckler with a philosophical theme about religion, love, romance, tolerance, sainthood and martyrdom. I also had fun after reading the book tracing the actual history of the era and figuring out who the author based the main character on. In doing that I learned about the [...]


  • John

    spain in the year 820, conflict betwwwn the catholic , muslem and jewish religions. When so many people are critical of the muslems of today, they need to remember the catholics of long ago.


  • Terri

    I first read this book as a nine year old catholic school student. It taught me what skepticism was. Although Yerby is certainly a colorful and dramatic fiction writer, the philosophy that he has worked into this "potboiler" changed my way of thinking and my life. His "satan's catechism", which lists basic, accepted precepts of the catholic religion, which also contradict each other directly, removed forever my tendency to unthinkingly believe what I read. This book made me second guess every as [...]


  • Hazel

    Goodness, how I loved this at thirteen or so! I suspect it was quite lurid and melodramatic, and I have no idea whether Yerby was accurate in his representation of medieval Europe, its social mores and religious conflicts. Of course the hero, whom we follow from adolescence to his noble death, was impossibly handsome and irresistible to women. As I recall, it was titledAn Odour of Sanctity, and had more than a whiff of El Cid.


  • Gerry Germond

    In 1955, author Frank Yerby moved to Spain as a protest against racial discrimination in the U.S. It looks like he spent a decade learning about and researching early Medieval Spain under the Goths and the Emirate of Córdoba under Abd ar-Rahman II.An Odor of Sanctity (the term is a Catholic belief) and the book is about a non-believer who becomes, well, read the book, in spite of what he thinks. We have the usual Yerbyisms: the able hero who is more protagonist, a romantic triangle (several, in [...]


  • Linda

    Medieval Spain, historical fiction.


  • Daisy

    An Odor of Sanctity by Frank Yerby (1972)


  • Jared Shearer

    Started out as being a candidate for my favorite book ever but the repetitiveness of the plot left me disappointed. :(


  • Frank

    Read this back in the 70's along with several other Yerby novels. I always thought this one was one of his best!


  • Jim Puskas

    Pretty good escapist reading -- good stuff to read during hot nights at the cottage.


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