Confessions

Confessions Author Saint Augustine
ISBN-10 9780141916552
Year 2003-05-29
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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The son of a pagan father and a Christian mother, Saint Augustine spent his early years torn between conflicting faiths and world views. His Confessions, written when he was in his forties, recount how, slowly and painfully, he came to turn away from his youthful ideas and licentious lifestyle, to become instead a staunch advocate of Christianity and one of its most influential thinkers. A remarkably honest and revealing spiritual autobiography, the Confessions also address fundamental issues of Christian doctrine, and many of the prayers and meditations it includes are still an integral part of the practice of Christianity today.

Confessions of Saint Augustine

Confessions of Saint Augustine Author Frank J. Sheed
ISBN-10 9780567110053
Year 1944-01-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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Sheed's classic translation of Augustine's Confessions. True to the original, and in a subtle and dignified English translation, let this be a cornerstone of your library.

Confessions

Confessions Author Augustine of Hippo
ISBN-10 1440699763
Year 2008-12-30
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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The son of a pagan father and a Christian mother, Saint Augustine spent his early years torn between conflicting faiths and world views. His Confessions, written when he was in his forties, recount how, slowly and painfully, he came to turn away from his youthful ideas and licentious lifestyle, to become instead a staunch advocate of Christianity and one of its most influential thinkers. A remarkably honest and revealing spiritual autobiography, the Confessions also address fundamental issues of Christian doctrine, and many of the prayers and meditations it includes are still an integral part of the practice of Christianity today. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Confessions of an Italian

Confessions of an Italian Author Ippolito Nievo
ISBN-10 9780141391670
Year 2014-05-29
Pages 802
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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An overlooked classic of Italian literature, this epic and unforgettable novel recounts one man's long and turbulent life in revolutionary Italy. At the age of eighty-three and nearing death, Carlo Altoviti has decided to write down the confessions of his long life. He remembers everything: his unhappy childhood in the kitchens of the Castle of Fratta; romantic entanglements during the siege of Genoa; revolutionary fighting in Naples; and so much more. Throughout, Carlo lives only for his twin passions in life: his dream of a unified, free Italy and his undying love for the magnificent but inconstant Pisana. Peopled by a host of unforgettable characters - including drunken smugglers, saintly nuns, scheming priests, Napoleon and Lord Byron - this is an epic historical novel that tells the remarkable and inseparable stories of one man's life and the history of Italy's unification. Ippolito Nievo was born in 1831 in Padua. Confessions of an Italian, written in 1858 and published posthumously in 1867, is his best known work. A patriot and a republican, he took part with Garibaldi and his Thousand in the momentous 1860 landing in Sicily to free the south from Bourbon rule. Nievo died before he reached the age of thirty, when his ship, en route from Palermo to Naples, went down in the Tyrrhenian Sea in early 1861. He was, Italo Calvino once said, the sole Italian novelist of the nineteenth century in the 'daredevil, swashbuckler, rambler' mould so dear to other European literatures. Frederika Randall has worked as a cultural journalist for many years. Her previous translations include Luigi Meneghello's Deliver Us and Ottavio Cappellani's Sicilian Tragedee and Sergio Luzzatto's Padre Pio: Miracles and Politics in a Secular Age. Lucy Riall is Professor of Comparative History at the European University Institute. Her many books include Garibaldi. Invention of a Hero. 'Of all the furore that came out of the Risorgimento, only Manzoni and Nievo really matter today' - Umberto Eco 'The one 19th century Italian novel which has [for an Italian reader] that charm and fascination so abundant in foreign literatures' - Italo Calvino 'Perhaps the greatest Italian novel of the nineteenth century' - Roberto Carnero 'A spirited appeal for liberté, égalité and fraternité, the novel is also an astute, scathing and amusing human comedy, a tale of love, sex and betrayal, of great wealth and grinding poverty, of absolute power and scheming submission, of idealism and cynicism, courage and villainy' - The Literary Encyclopedia

Augustine

Augustine Author Robin Lane Fox
ISBN-10 9780141965482
Year 2015-11-05
Pages 672
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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WINNER OF THE WOLFSON PRIZE FOR HISTORY 2015 A major new interpretation of how one of the great figures of Christian history came to write the greatest of all autobiographies Augustine is the person from the ancient world about whom we know most. He is the author of an intimate masterpiece, the Confessions, which continues to delight its many admirers. In it he writes about his infancy and his schooling in the classics in late Roman North Africa, his remarkable mother, his sexual sins ('Give me chastity, but not yet,' he famously prayed), his time in an outlawed heretical sect, his worldly career and friendships and his gradual return to God. His account of his own eventual conversion is a classic study of anguish, hesitation and what he believes to be God's intervention. It has inspired philosophers, Christian thinkers and monastic followers, but it still leaves readers wondering why exactly Augustine chose to compose a work like none before it. Robin Lane Fox follows Augustine on a brilliantly described journey, combining the latest scholarship with recently found letters and sermons by Augustine himself to give a portrait of his subject which is subtly different from older biographies. Augustine's heretical years as a Manichaean, his relation to non-Christian philosophy, his mystical aspirations and the nature of his conversion are among the aspects of his life which stand out in a sharper light. For the first time Lane Fox compares him with two contemporaries, an older pagan and a younger Christian, each of whom also wrote about themselves and who illumine Augustine's life and writings by their different choices. More than a decade passed between Augustine's conversion and his beginning the Confessions. Lane Fox argues that the Confessions and their thinking were the results of a long gestation over these years, not a sudden change of perspective, but that they were then written as a single swift composition and that its final books are a coherent consummation of its scriptural meditation and personal biography. This exceptional study reminds us why we are so excited and so moved by Augustine's story.

A Confession and Other Religious Writings

A Confession and Other Religious Writings Author Leo Tolstoy
ISBN-10 9780141903828
Year 1987-08-27
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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Describing Tolstoy's crisis of depression and estrangement from the world, A Confession (1879) is an autobiographical work of exceptional emotional honesty. By the time he was fifty, Tolstoy had already written the novels that would assure him of literary immortality; he had a wife, a large estate and numerous children; he was 'a happy man' and in good health - yet life had lost its meaning. In this poignant confessional fragment, he records a period of his life when he began to turn away from fiction and aesthetics, and to search instead for 'a practical religion not promising future bliss, but giving bliss on earth'.

First Confession

First Confession Author Chris Patten
ISBN-10 9780241275603
Year 2017-06-22
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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Chris Patten was a cradle Catholic (hence First Confession), became on the most prominent Tory 'Wets' of the 1980s and 1990s, and went on to hold a series of prominent public offices - Chairman of the Conservative Party, the last Governor of Hong Kong, European Commissioner for External Affairs, Chancellor of Oxford University, Chairman of the BBC, advisor to the Pope - as he self-deprecatingly puts it 'a Grand Poo-bah, the Lord High Everything Else'. He writes with wry humour about his time in all these offices, taking us behind the scenes and showing us unexpected sides of many of the great figures of the day. No political writer is so purely enjoyable as Chris Patten.

A Confession

A Confession Author Leo Tolstoy
ISBN-10 9780486112565
Year 2012-03-12
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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This poignant text describes Tolstoy's heartfelt reexamination of Christian orthodoxy and subsequent spiritual awakening. Generations of readers have been inspired by this timeless account of one man's struggle for faith and meaning in life.

Confessions The Paris Mysteries

Confessions  The Paris Mysteries Author James Patterson
ISBN-10 9781473505490
Year 2014-10-23
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Random House
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WHEN YOUR FAMILY IS ALL YOU HAVE . . . Scarred by the deaths of their parents and accusations of murder, Tandy Angel and her siblings start a new life in Paris under the watchful eye of an uncle they hardly know. BUT THEY'VE BETRAYED YOU TIME AND AGAIN . . . A born detective, Tandy discovers a locked room in her grandmother's house that holds ugly secrets about her family's treacherous past. WHO CAN YOU REALLY TRUST? As Tandy delves deepr into the mysteries, the stakes get dangerously high when her family's enemies seek the ultimate revenge for long-ago sins. THE BRIGHT LIGHTS OF PARIS ARE ABOUT TO GO DARK.

Confessions of a Child of the Century

Confessions of a Child of the Century Author Alfred de Musset
ISBN-10 1434429806
Year 2011-09
Pages 326
Language en
Publisher
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Alfred Louis Charles de Musset-Pathay (1810-1857) was a French dramatist, poet, and novelist. He is known for his poetry and his autobiographical La Confession d'un enfant du siecle (The Confession of a Child of the Century) -- the tale of his celebrated love affair with George Sand, who told her side of the tale in Elle et lui."

Confessions The Private School Murders

Confessions  The Private School Murders Author James Patterson
ISBN-10 9781448108350
Year 2013-10-24
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Random House
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CONFESS IF YOU DON'T FEEL SAFE. Young women from New York's most exclusive neighbourhoods are being murdered, and the police aren't looking for answers in the right place. CONFESS IF YOU DON'T TRUST ANYONE. Enter Tandy Angel. The first case she nailed was the mystery of her magnificently wealthy parents' deaths. Now she's working to exonerate her superstar brother in his glamorous girlfriend's murder. And danger just got closer. CONFESS IF YOU'RE IN TOO DEEP. One of the victims of the recent murder streak was a student at Tandy's own elite school. She has a hunch it may be the work of a serial killer, but the NYPD isn't listening to her... and Tandy can't ignore the disturbing fact that she fits the profile of the killer's targets. Can she untangle the mysteries before she becomes the next victim? THE CONFESSIONS REVEAL ALL.

The Confessions

The Confessions Author Jean-Jacques Rousseau
ISBN-10 9781105622649
Year 2013-01-14
Pages
Language en
Publisher Lulu Press, Inc
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The Confessions is an autobiographical book by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Rousseau provides an account of the experiences that shaped his influential philosophy. For instance, the parts of his own education he liked best are clearly present in his account of ideal education. Rousseau's work is notable as one of the first major autobiographies. The Confessions was one of the first autobiographies in which an individual wrote of his own life mainly in terms of his worldly experiences and personal feelings. Rousseau recognized the unique nature of his work; it opens with the famous words: I have resolved on an enterprise which has no precedent, and which, once complete, will have no imitator. My purpose is to display to my kind a portrait in every way true to nature, and the man I shall portray will be myself. The Confessions is also noted for its detailed account of Rousseau's more humiliating and shameful moments.