The Confessions

The Confessions - Oxford World's Classics

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Synopsis

In 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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780192833723
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Imprint: Oxford Paperbacks
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 245g
Height: 197mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 16mm