Simon Called Peter
In 1921 it was met with astonishing success, and its runaway popularity won Keable a level of celebrity. The book reportedly sold over 600,000 copies during the 1920s, reaching a 66th edition by 1922. A largely autobiographical work, Simon Called Peter is the tale of a priest, Peter Graham, who has an affair in wartime France with a nurse named Julie. The title character almost abandons his faith for love, but experiences a direct revelation of Christ while watching a Catholic mass and is given up by his lover, who sees his sincerity. The book was controversial at its introduction due to its sexual and religious content;
This book is referred to in The Great Gatsby. Nick Carraway, the narrator, reads a chapter and claims that "either it was terrible stuff or the whisky distorted things, because it didn't make any sense to me."
The novel was followed by a sequel, Recompense, published in 1924, which was made into a 1925 motion picture with the same title.
-  Time Magazine, Jan 2, 1928
- Great War Fiction by George Simmer
- Peterson, Austin (2003). Tahiti Report 2003. iUniverse. p. 66. ISBN 0-595-26835-8.
- Robert Keable, quoted in Cecil (1995) p.155
-  Time Magazine, Aug. 18, 2004
- Internet Broadway Database
- The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Penguin. 2011
-  Time April 21, 1924.