by Charles Williams


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'Rochester' is a biography of The Earl of Rochester (1647-1680), written by Charles Williams in 1935. Charles Williams (1886-1945) was a British theologian, playwright, novelist and poet. As a member of the 'Inklings' literary group at Oxford, his work supported a strong sense of narrative. Williams acknowledged the spiritual undercurrents present in life and his literary explorations into Christian fantasy writing, such as 'Descent into Hell' (1937), earned him many followers. This classic work is now being republished in a new modern edition with a specially commissioned introductory biography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781528708661
Publisher: White Press
Publication date: 12/14/2018
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Author and scholar Charles Williams (1886-1945) joined, in 1908, the staff of the Oxford University Press, the publishing house in which he worked for the rest of his life. Throughout these years, poetry, novels, plays, biographies, history, literary criticism, and theology poured from his pen. At the beginning of the Second World War the publishing house was evacuated to Oxford where, in addition to his own writing and his editorial work for the Press, he taught in the University.

Table of Contents

I The Romantic Forest 1

II The Education of a Romantic 18

III The Engagement with Death 41

IV The Duel with Miss Hobart 56

V The Duel with Lord Mulgrave 80

VI The Actor and the Theatre 115

VII Interludes in the Country 154

VIII The Way of Sensation 170

IX The Way of Argument 206

X The Way of Conversion 242

XI The Way of Union 264

Index 271

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