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The Bible in Spain

The Bible in Spain
Or, the Journeys, Adventures, and Imprisonments of an Englishman in an Attempt to Circulate the Scriptures in the Peninsula
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  • Date Published: November 2010
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108010009

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About the Authors
  • George Borrow (1803–1881) was a British author, adventurer, and agent of the Bible Society whose journeys in the mid-nineteenth century took him to both Russia and Spain. His experiences are reflected in books including The Zincali (1841) and his best-known publication, The Bible in Spain (1843). Described by Borrow as 'the journey, adventures, and imprisonment of an Englishman in an attempt to circulate the scriptures in the peninsula', it is mostly a compilation of his voluminous correspondence with the Bible Society. Borrow describes his impressions of several Spanish cities and his interactions with the local population, including Gypsies, whose culture he found particularly fascinating. He discusses his efforts to publish and distribute the New Testament among Spanish Catholics and recounts his resulting arrest and imprisonment. The book, an exotic travelogue and a document revealing the religious tensions of the period, was enthusiastically received by early Victorian readers.

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    • Date Published: November 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108010009
    • length: 1212 pages
    • dimensions: 250 x 324 x 68 mm
    • weight: 1.9kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1:
    1. Man overboard
    2. Boatmen of the Tagus
    3. Shopkeeper at Evora
    4. Vexatious delays
    5. The college
    6. Cold of Portugal
    7. The Druids' stone
    8. Elvas
    9. Badajoz
    10. The gypsy's granddaughter
    11. The Pass of Mirabete
    12. Lodging at Madrid
    13. Intrigues at court
    14. State of Spain
    15. The steamer
    16. Departure for Cordova
    17. Cordova
    18. Departure from Cordova. Volume 2:
    1. Arrival at Madrid
    2. Illness
    3. Departure from Salamanca
    4. Dueñas
    5, Astorga
    6. Departure from Astorga
    7. Villafranca
    8. Lugo
    9. Compostella
    10. Skippers of Padron
    11. Arrival at Padron
    12. Autumnal morning
    13. Coruña
    14. Martin of Rivadeo
    15. Oviedo
    16. Departure from Oviedo
    17. Departure from Salamander
    18. State of affairs at Madrid
    19. Euscarra. Volume 3:
    1. The prohibition
    2. The two gospels
    3. Ofalia. 4
    Maria Diaz
    5. Liberation from prison
    6. Villa Seca
    7. Aranjuez
    8. Return to Spain
    9. Work of distribution resumes
    10. Termination of our rural labours
    11. Projected journey
    12. The solitary house
    13. Night on the Guadalquivir
    14. Cadiz
    15. The jolly hostler
    16. Genoese mariners
    17. Again on board
    18. The mole
    19. The Mahasni
    20. Strange trio.

  • Author

    George Henry Borrow

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