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The book of Margery Kempe

Author: Margery Kempe
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, [1994] ©1994
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The earliest known autobiography of an English person and one of the most engaging of Christian 'Lives'. The author describes in homely, unembarrassed detail the madness that followed the birth of her first child, the failure of her brewery business in King's Lynn, her conversion and--the bulk and purpose of this book--her life's journey towards God. The story of difficulties with her husband, lone pilgrimages  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Early works
Biography
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Margery Kempe; Margery Kempe
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margery Kempe
ISBN: 0140432515 9780140432510
OCLC Number: 31640786
Description: 335 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: The Book of Magery KempeIntroductionSuggested Chronology of the Life of Margery KempeThe Book of Margery KempeNotesFurther Reading
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Book of Margery Kempe.
Responsibility: translated by B.A. Windeatt.

Abstract:

The earliest known autobiography of an English person and one of the most engaging of Christian 'Lives'. The author describes in homely, unembarrassed detail the madness that followed the birth of her first child, the failure of her brewery business in King's Lynn, her conversion and--the bulk and purpose of this book--her life's journey towards God. The story of difficulties with her husband, lone pilgrimages abroad, uncontrollable tears, meditation and visions is remarkable and touching less as a work of mysticism, but as a portrait of the world of a medieval woman, and a record of human faith.

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