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Hypatia Or New Foes With An Old Face

By: Charles Kingsley
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Hypatia or New Foes with an Old Face" is a historical novel written by Charles Kingsley. The novel is set in 5th-century Alexandria and is loosely based on the life of the philosopher Hypatia. The story follows the lives of several characters, including Hypatia, a pagan philosopher; Cyril, the Bishop of Alexandria; and Raphael Aben-Ezra, a Jewish merchant. The novel explores the conflict between paganism and Christianity in ancient Alexandria and the tensions that arise as the two religions clash. The characters are complex, and their actions are shaped by their beliefs and their desire to protect their own interests. As the story unfolds, the city of Alexandria is torn apart by religious and political tensions. Hypatia, who is a respected and influential philosopher, becomes a target of the Christian zealous who see her as a threat to their faith. Meanwhile, Raphael Aben-Ezra, who is a successful merchant, becomes embroiled in the conflict as he tries to protect his family and his business. To read the complete story, readers should go through this amazing book!

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Charles Kingsley

Charles Kingsley was a broad church priest of the Church of England, a university lecturer, a social reformer, a historian, a novelist, and a poet. He lived from 12 June 1819 to 23 January 1875. He is known for his involvement in Christian socialism, the working men's college, and the establishment of labor cooperatives, which were unsuccessful but inspired later labor reforms. He was Charles Darwin's friend and correspondent. The eldest child of the Reverend Charles Kingsley and his wife, Mary Lucas Kingsley, Kingsley was born in Holne, Devon. Both his sister Charlotte Chanter (1828-1882) and brother Henry Kingsley (1830-1876) were writers. He was the uncle of the explorer and scientist Mary Kingsley and the father of the novelist Lucas Malet (Mary St. Leger Kingsley, 1852–1931). (1862–1900). The early years of Charles Kingsley were spent in Barnack, Northamptonshire, and Clovelly, Devon, where his father served as Curate from 1826 to 1832 and Rector from 1832 to 1836. Before attending King's College London and the University of Cambridge, he received his education at Bristol Grammar School and Helston Grammar School. Charles enrolled in Cambridge's Magdalene College in 1838 and earned his degree there in 1842.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 364 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358016299
  • ISBN-13: 9789358016291
  • Item Weight: 436.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 20.1 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : History / General,Juvenile Fiction / Religious / General,Fiction / Political