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The Book of Margery Kempe - (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)

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Specifications

Number of Pages: 336

Genre: Biography + Autobiography

Sub-Genre: Women

Series Title: Penguin Classics

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Penguin Books

Age Range: Teen

Author: Margery Kempe

Language: English

Street Date: February 4, 1986
TCIN: 54271173
UPC: 9780140432510
Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-7934

Description

"You can boldly take me in the arms of your soul and kiss my mouth, my head, and my feet as sweetly as you want"

The story of the eventful and controversial life of Margery Kempe - wife, mother, businesswoman, pilgrim and visionary - is the earliest surviving autobiography in English. Here Kemp recounts in vivid, unembarrassed detail the madness that followed the birth of the first of her fourteen children, the failure of her brewery business, her dramatic call to the spiritual life, her visions and uncontrollable tears, the struggle to convert her husband to a vow of chastity and her pilgrimages to Europe and the Holy Land. Margery Kempe could not read or write, and dictated her remarkable story late in life. It remains an extraordinary record of human faith and a portrait of a medieval woman of unforgettable character and courage.

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.

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