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    The Confessions (Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Saint Augustine, Translated by Henry Chadwick

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    DescriptionIn this new translation the brilliant and impassioned descriptions of Augustine's colourful early life are conveyed to the English reader with accuracy and art. Augustine tells of his wrestlings to master his sexual drive, his rare ascent from a humble Algerian farm to the edge of the corridors of high power at the imperial court of Milan, and his renunciation of secular ambition and marriage as he recovered the faith that his mother had taught him. It was in a Milan garden that Augustine finally achieved the act of will to Christian conversion, which he compared to a lazy man in bed finally deciding it is time to get up and face the day. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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    The Confessions
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Saint Augustine, Translated by Henry Chadwick
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199537822
    ISBN 10: 0199537828

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
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    B&T General Subject: 690
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    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25430
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    BISAC V2.8: REL013000
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    DC22: 270.2092
    B&T Approval Code: A23260000, A13597015
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    BISAC V2.8: BIO018000, REL067000
    LC classification: BR65.A6 E5 2008
    Thema V1.0: DNL
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    15 February 2009
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    Review quote
    If the Latin is a "work of high art", so is this translation. The Times
    Table of contents
    Introduction; Bibliographical note; Dates; The Confessions; Index