This remarkable work examines the life and times of Hypatia, child of God and illuminator of mankind. Set in the early 5th century AD, the events and. Find Hypatia by Kingsley, Charles at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. Charles Kingsley (June 12 – January 23 ) was an English divine, university professor, historian, and novelist, particularly associated with the West .

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Hypatia by Kingsley, Charles

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Previous owner’s nameplate on free endpaper of vol. Too bad for her, she gets murdered in the cruelest manner.

Kingslye Edition Verified Purchase. In Hypatia’s case, there’s evidently no historical acknowledgement of the church’s role. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

One of Hypatia’s crimes appears to have been ready to provide a hypothesis of a heliocentric universe, long before Copernicus and with a much worse response from the Christian community. Title, Author or Keyword. This fantasy of her influence may have been what made her dangerous enough to murder.

It was produced by Herbert Beerbohm Tree. They much more resembled issues of power, acqusition of land, holding of influence. Crosby, Nichols, and Company, Illustrated from Drawings by William Martin Johnson. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hypatia Charles Kingsley. This page was last edited on 27 Octoberat Armorial bookplates on pastedowns; 19th century owner’s signature on half-titles; spine of Vol.


Hypatia — or New Foes with an Old Face by Charles Kingsley

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. But here is another dark truth we need to know.

While the observations of history might reflect some research not available in our century, the plot is not gripping–especially when dialogue carries on for a bit without speakers labeled with the lines said. For a book that started so well, I was mightily disappointed with the progression and ending of this one. Want to Read saving…. Being a christian he is obsessed with belief, and I think the whole point is that Hypatia’s life was devoted to mathematics and astronomy, to finding proofs for reality rather hpyatia justification for belief.

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See all 8 reviews. He takes a true historical horror and wraps it in plot. Laura rated it it was ok Jun 24, Charles entered Magdalene College, Cambridge inand graduated in Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Yes, the church tortured and burned women to death.

Set in the early 5th century AD, the events and personalities of that important turning point in Western Civilization are presented in great mystical detail. Euphemistic as Kingsley’s scene in the church is, Hypatia screams until she dies and then her body burned. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. As a novelist, his chief power lay in his descriptive faculties, which are evident in this novel as he pictures the Egyptian desert and the ancient city Alexandria.

In a play based on the novel entitled The Black Agate, or, Old foes with new faces was performed at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia.


He chose to pursue a ministry in the church. Do I recommend Kingsley’s book? Charlrs to Book Page. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. This remarkable work examines the life and times of Hypatia, child of God and illuminator of mankind. Please try again later.

Then I sadly found the surprise, this book is just volume 1 of the novel and there is volume 2 which I will not read at least during the upcoming 2 months. This book is slanted from the very beginning in favor of christianity as if it is the only solution for humanity against every other religion in the world. Minor soiling, rubbing at edges, else very good. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Hypatia; or, New foes with an old face. Read more Read less. He has her completely frazzled because she can’t convince any of the gods, particularly Appolo or Aphrodite to manifest themselves to her. Hypatia was originally serialised in in Fraser’s Magazine from January to Apriland it was then published in book form in