1937 Rare First UK Edition in this format in a Bayntun-Riviere Binding - The Bible Designed To Be Read As Literature.
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Author: Ernest Sutherland Bates, Editor.
Title: The Bible Designed To Be Read As Literature.
Publisher: London, William Heinemann Ltd., no date (1937). First UK edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9.5 " X 6.5 ".
Pages: xxxi-1243 pages.
Binding: Attractive and near fine navy full morocco leather binding, finely bound by Bayntun-Riviere, Bath for A.R. Mowbray & Co Ltd. (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown). Upper edge gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 2 full-page maps.
The book: Attractive and rare in such a nice binding of the Holy Bible Designed To Be Read As Literature. "The Bible Designed To Be Read As Literature" is a unique and fascinating book that presents the Bible as a work of literature, with an emphasis on the literary elements that make it a compelling read. The book is edited by Ernest Sutherland Bates, a renowned literary scholar, and provides a fresh perspective on the Bible, presenting it not as a religious text, but as a work of art.
The book is divided into chapters that cover different parts of the Bible, such as Genesis, Exodus, and the Gospels. Each chapter includes an introduction that provides background information on the text, followed by the text itself, presented in a way that emphasizes its literary qualities. Bates provides detailed commentary throughout the book, highlighting the language, style, and themes of each passage.
Overall, "The Bible Designed To Be Read As Literature" is a thought-provoking and enlightening book that will appeal to anyone interested in the Bible as a work of literature, or in the intersection of religion and literature.
The editor: Ernest Sutherland Bates (14 October 1879 – 4 December 1939) was an American academic and writer. He taught English and philosophy at Oberlin College from 1903 to 1905, the University of Arizona until 1915, and the University of Oregon from then until 1925.
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