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City of God (Penguin Classics) by Augustine of Hippo

By Augustine of Hippo

St Augustine, bishop of Hippo, used to be one of many principal figures within the historical past of Christianity, and City of God is one among his maximum theological works. Written as an eloquent defence of the religion at a time while the Roman Empire used to be near to cave in, it examines the traditional pagan religions of Rome, the arguments of the Greek philosophers and the revelations of the Bible. Pointing the best way ahead to a citizenship that transcends the simplest political reviews of the area and gives citizenship that would final for eternity, City of God is among the such a lot influential files within the improvement of Christianity.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous by means of introductions and notes by means of amazing students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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80-81). In the preface to his gripping novel of mob violence, Dickens acknowledges his debt to Thomas Carlyle舗s dramatic history, The French Revolution (1837). Carlyle was the first writer to convincingly evoke the world-historical energies of the event itself, which transformed not only France, but dragged all Europe into a maelstrom of war and political upheaval from which eventually emerged the modern nation-states of the continent we recognize today. Carlyle舗s swirling tumultuous prose, full of breathless outrages and bloody imagery, is a true revolutionary register, and Dickens knew well he could not improve upon it.

Dickens drew much historical detail for the Paris sections of the novel from Louis-Sȳbastien Mercier舗s twelve-volume Le Tableau de Paris (1781-1788). In an essay entitled 舠Spies,舡 Mercier describes how, in the 1780s 舠the Parisian . . was surrounded . . by spies . . 舡 Historians舗 estimates for the numbers of government agents in Paris alone range up to three thousand. And as Barsad舗s unsuccessful infiltration of Saint-Antoine shows, Parisians were equally on their guard against foreign spies.

With an inconsistency as monstrous as anything in this awful nightmare, they had helped the healer, and tended the wounded man with the gentlest solicitude舒had made a litter for him and escorted him carefully from the spot舒had then caught up their weapons and plunged anew into a butchery so dreadful, that the Doctor had covered his eyes with his hands, and swooned away in the midst of it (p. 269). In many of Dickens舗s novels, it is children who experience the keenest terror, trapped in an adult world of violent caprice and cynicism in which they have no power to defend themselves.

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