Revelations by Mary Sharratt audiobook

Revelations

By Mary Sharratt
Read by Polly Lee

HarperAudio 9781328518774

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780358450238

  • ISBN: 9781799968627

  • ISBN: 9781799968634

Runtime: 12.55 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A fifteenth-century Eat, Pray, Love, Revelations illuminates the intersecting lives of two female mystics who changed history—Margery Kempe and Julian of Norwich.

Bishop’s Lynn, England, 1413. At the age of forty, Margery Kempe has nearly died giving birth to her fourteenth child. Fearing that another pregnancy might kill her, she makes a vow of celibacy, but she can’t trust her husband to keep his end of the bargain. Desperate for counsel, she visits the famous anchoress Dame Julian of Norwich.

Pouring out her heart, Margery confesses that she has been haunted by visceral religious visions. Julian then offers up a confession of her own: she has written a secret, radical book about her own visions, Revelations of Divine Love. Nearing the end of her life and fearing Church authorities, Julian entrusts her precious book to Margery, who sets off the adventure of a lifetime to secretly spread Julian's words.

Mary Sharratt vividly brings the medieval past to life as Margery blazes her trail across Europe and the Near East, finding her unique spiritual path and vocation. It's not in a cloistered cell like Julian, but in the full bustle of worldly existence with all its wonders and perils.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Intense…Margery’s faith and emotions are rich on the page"—Publishers Weekly   "Richly atmospheric...a fascinating and important story." Minneapolis Star Tribune "Sharratt evokes the sights and smells of medieval England as viscerally as she does Margery's divine ecstasy, immersing readers in both her inner and outer journeys...Revelations will appeal to any reader interested in tales driven by a flawed woman with a certain purpose."—Booklist  “Historical fiction at its best. Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Mystic or madwoman? Mary Sharrat makes this controversial woman a sympathetic character, defined and defied by the time in which she lived. Revelations is filled with fascinating details about the perils of the 15th-century pilgrim road, especially for a woman daring enough to travel it alone.
“Historical fiction at its best.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Mary Sharratt

Author Bio: Mary Sharratt

Mary Sharratt is an American writer who has lives in the Pendle region of Lancashire, England. The author of the critically acclaimed novels Summit Avenue, The Real Minerva, and The Vanishing Point, among others, she is also the coeditor of the subversive fiction anthology Bitch Lit, a celebration of female antiheroes, strong women who break all the rules.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 12.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English