Book Of Margery Kempe
This Earliest-known British Autobiography Is A Remarkable And Touching Record Of The Author S Difficult Pilgrimage From Madness To Christian Faith."
|Titel:||Book Of Margery Kempe|
|Uitgever:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Plaats van publicatie:||03|
|Afmetingen:||196 x 129 x 21|
Margery Kempe, born c.1373, was of a well-to-do middle-class family from King's Lynn in Norfolk. Married at twenty, she had a vision of Christ in her madness following her first childbirth, and after early failures as a businesswoman, felt herself called to the spiritual life. At about the age of fourty, after she had born fourteen children, she persuaded her husband to a vow of chastity and began a pilgrimage across England, Europe and the Holy Land. She was a controversial figure and was often nearly burnt at the stake as a heretic. Towards the end of her life she dictated an account of her travels and visions, which was discovered in 1934. It is the earliest example of an autobiography in English. B. A. Windeatt is Fellow and Director of Studies in English at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and Reader in Medieval Literature in the University of Cambridge.
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