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The Book of Common Prayer: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

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ISBN: 9780143106562
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Originally produced for the Church of England in the sixteenth century by Thomas Cranmer, who was burned at the stake upon the accession to the throne of the ardently Catholic Queen Mary, it contains the entire liturgy as first presented in English-as well as some of the oldest phrases to be used by modern English speakers.
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  • Paperback
    $35.85
ISBN: 9780143106562
ANNOTATION:
Originally produced for the Church of England in the sixteenth century by Thomas Cranmer, who was burned at the stake upon the accession to the throne of the ardently Catholic Queen Mary, it contains the entire liturgy as first presented in English-as well as some of the oldest phrases to be used by modern English speakers.

Annotation

Originally produced for the Church of England in the sixteenth century by Thomas Cranmer, who was burned at the stake upon the accession to the throne of the ardently Catholic Queen Mary, it contains the entire liturgy as first presented in English-as well as some of the oldest phrases to be used by modern English speakers.

Publisher Description

For the 350th anniversary of the 1662 edition intimately familiar to our most enduring writers, an exquisite deluxe edition of the Anglican prayer book and literary masterpiece.

As essential to the canon as the Bible and the plays of Shakespeare, "The Book of Common Prayer" has been in daily use for centuries. Originally produced for the Church of England in the sixteenth century by Thomas Cranmer, who was burned at the stake upon the accession to the throne of the ardently Catholic Queen Mary, it contains the entire liturgy as first presented in English-as well as some of the oldest phrases to be used by modern English speakers. H ere are daily prayers, scripture readings, psalm recitals, and the services marking such religious milestones as baptism, confirmation, and marriage, all from the 1662 edition, whose influence can be seen in the work of some of the greatest writers in English literature, from Donne and Swift to Austen and the Brontes.

This beautiful deluxe edition includes a new introduction by "The New Yorker"'s book critic James Wood, discussing how "The Book of Common Prayer" has influenced the English language and literature. Its small trim size allows for easy portability as a daily devotional.

Author Biography

James Wood is a staff writer at The New Yorker, a visiting lecturer at Harvard, and the author of the national bestseller How Fiction Works and the novel The Book Against God. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Review

"One of the great, abiding works of English literature . . . The acute poetry, balanced sonorities, heavy order, and direct intimacy of its prose have achieved permanence, and many of its phrases and sentences are as famous as lines from Shakespeare or the King James Bible." --James Wood, from the Introduction

Product Details

Short Title
BK OF COMMON PRAYER
Publisher
Penguin Books
Language
English
ISBN-10
0143106562
ISBN-13
9780143106562
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Series
Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions
Year
2012
Author
Church of England
Pages
624
Edition
De Luxe edition
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Publication Date
2012-10-17