Dorothy L. Sayers took her inspiration from a monk's account of the fire of 1174, and the subsequent rebuilding of Canterbury Cathedral Quire. She portrays William of Sens, the chosen architect, as eaten away by pride in his splendid work, unable to give glory to God for his achievement. Enacted in the presence of a group of graciously influential ...
Dorothy L. Sayers took her inspiration from a monk's account of the fire of 1174, and the subsequent rebuilding of Canterbury Cathedral Quire. She portrays William of Sens, the chosen architect, as eaten away by pride in his splendid work, unable to give glory to God for his achievement. Enacted in the presence of a group of graciously influential archangels, the play reveals the carelessness of some of the monks, resulting in the terrifying fall that cripples William. His agony brings him to repentance and gratitude before God, and finally to the renunciation of his role, leaving the completion of the rebuilding to others. This edition also comes with an English translation of the Latin texts in the play.
Good. No dust jacket. 1961. 84 pages. No dust jacket. Maroon illustrated cloth with orange lettering. B&W photographs throughout. Clean pages with firm binding. School stamp to front paste down. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Mild scuffing and soiling to boards. World of Rare Books Item ref. 1467293793RF (Use this ID when enquiring about this item. )
Fair. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Play about William of Sens the architect of the choir of Canterbury Cathedral. Good copy internally, but covers are marked and faded with a red ink stain to a small portion of the page edges.
First Cheap Edition. Good paperback with a cup-sized greasy spot on top front cover, otherwise unmarked, bright and clean within. Would grade very good without the greasy spot. Shipping from North Carolina. Enjoy reading with a real book in your hands.
Good with no dust jacket. Exlibrary markings. Sound binding and hinges. Pages tanned, clean. Portion of DJ flap glued to front endpaper. Cloth over boards is edge worn at top and bottom of spine with bumped and worn corners, overall shelf wear.; Play written by the author for performance in 1937 at the annual Festival of Canterbury Cathedral. Deals with the rebuilding of the Choir of Canterbury destroyed in the great fire of 1174.; Ex-Library; 8.5" (18.5 cm) tall; 115 pages.
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