The Book of Common Prayer Paperback

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The Book of Common Prayer

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For the 350th anniversary of the 1662 edition intimately familiar to our most enduring writers, an exquisite deluxe edition of the Anglican prayer book and literary masterpiece.

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. H ere are daily prayers, scripture readings, psalm recitals, and the services marking such religious milestones as baptism, confirmation, and marriage, all from the 1662 edition, whose influence can be seen in the work of some of the greatest writers in English literature, from Donne and Swift to Austen and the Brontes.

This beautiful deluxe edition includes a new introduction by "The New Yorker"'s book critic James Wood, discussing how "The Book of Common Prayer" has influenced the English language and literature. Its small trim size allows for easy portability as a daily devotional.

The Book of Common Prayer was published by Penguin Books Ltd in December 2012 and is our 22749th best seller. The ISBN for The Book of Common Prayer is 9780143106562.

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Details for The Book of Common Prayer

Book FormatPaperback
PublisherPenguin Books Ltd (December 2012)
EditionDe Luxe edition
Number of Pages624
Thickness42 mm
Height196 mm
Width133 mm
Product Code4058662
Page last updated 7th June 2018
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