City of God (Penguin Classics) by Augustine of Hippo

By Augustine of Hippo

St Augustine, bishop of Hippo, used to be one of many primary figures within the historical past of Christianity, and City of God is considered one of 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 way in which ahead to a citizenship that transcends the easiest political reports of the realm and gives citizenship that would final for eternity, City of God is among the so much influential files within the improvement of Christianity.

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

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Published in 2004 by Barnes & Noble Classics with new Introduction, Notes, Biography, Chronology, Inspired By, Comments & Questions, and For Further Reading. Š Introduction, Notes, and For Further Reading Copyright ũ 2004 by Gillen D舗Arcy Wood. Š Note on Charles Dickens, The World of Charles Dickens and A Tale of Two Cities, Inspired by A Tale of Two Cities, and Comments & Questions Copyright ũ 2004 by Barnes & Noble, Inc. Š All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system, without the prior written permission of the publisher.

Dickens becomes in tensely and unceasingly prolific, continuing to write fever ishly throughout his life. He begins The Pickwick Papers, his first novel, which sets the precedent of serialization that he will follow for nearly all of his novels. He meets his future biogra pher John Forster. 1837 Victoria is crowned queen. Dickens becomes the editor of Bentley舗s Miscellany and begins publishing installments of his novel Oliver Twist in the journal. 1838 Oliver Twist is published in three volumes, while the serial pub lication in Bentley舗s continues.

He meets Maria Beadnell and falls in love with her. 1831 Dickens joins the journalistic staff of the Mirror of Parliament; he transcribes speeches by the members of Parliament on suchtopics as factory conditions, penal reform, education reform, the Poor Law Commission, and the First Reform Bill of 1832. 1833 After four arduous years, Dickens舗s affair with Beadnell dissolves in the face of her family舗s disapproval. He publishes his first story, 舠A Dinner at Poplar Walk,舡 in the Monthly Magazine.

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