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

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This exquisite Deluxe Edition of the Anglican prayer book and literary masterpiece commemorates the 350th anniversary of the 1662 edition intimately familiar to our most enduring writers (Austen, Swift, the Brontës). It features a new introduction by The New Yorkers book critic, James Wood, discussing how it has influenced the English language and literature.

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. Here are the daily prayers, scripture readings, psalm recitals, and the services marking such religious milestones as baptism, confirmation, and marriage (“to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, to till death do us part”), all from the 1662 edition, whose words live on to this day sin figures of speech, ceremonial vows and benedictions, and in the work of some of the greatest writers in English literature.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143106562
Author:
Wood, James
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Wood, James
Author:
Church of England
Subject:
Prayerbooks - Christian
Subject:
Christianity-Prayer and Devotion
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics Deluxe Editio
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
624
Dimensions:
7.76 x 5.18 x 1.61 in 1.24 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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