Hypatia

Charles KINGSLEY (1819 - 1875)

Charles Kingsley (June 12 1819 - January 23 1875) was an English divine, university professor, historian, and novelist, particularly associated with the West Country and north-east Hampshire. As a novelist, his chief power lay in his descriptive faculties, which are evident in this novel as he pictures the Egyptian desert and the ancient city Alexandria.

Hypatia, 1st published in 1853, is set in 5th Century A.D. Egypt. It centers upon a young orphan monk from a desert monastery who feels called to continue his religious life in the city. He discovers a sister, who is a prostitute living with a band of Goths. Other characters include Hypatia, a lady philosopher based on a historical personage; Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria; Felix, the Roman prefect; a Jewish man who has lost his faith; and an elderly Jewish woman who is like a sorceress. St. Augustine of Hippo makes a brief appearance. (Summary from Wikipedia with additions by Karen Merline)

Genre(s): Historical Fiction

Language: English

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Play 00 Preface (3648 words) dexter
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Play 01 Ch 01: The Laura (4633 words) Bob Neufeld
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Play 02 Ch 02: The Dying World, pt 1 (3605 words) dexter
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Play 03 Ch 02: The Dying World, pt 2 (3015 words) dexter
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Play 04 Ch 03: The Goths (4851 words) serenitylee
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Play 05 Ch 04: Miriam, pt 1 (2380 words) David Cole
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Play 06 Ch 04: Miriam, pt 2 (2398 words) David Cole
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Play 07 Ch 05: A Day in Alexandria, pt 1 (4022 words) Paul Huckerby
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Play 08 Ch 05: A Day in Alexandria, pt 2 (4862 words) Imagine
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Play 09 Ch 06: The New Diogenes, (3340 words) Paul Stephens
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Play 10 Ch 07: Those by whom Offenses Come, pt 1 (3306 words) David Cole
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Play 11 Ch 07: Those by whom Offenses Come, pt 2 (2548 words) David Cole
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Play 12 Ch 08: The East Wind, pt 1 (3002 words) musil
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Play 14 Ch 09: The Snapping of the Bow (3508 words) David Cole
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Play 15 Ch 10: The Interview, pt 1 (2135 words) David Cole
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Play 16 Ch 10: The Interview, pt 2 (2359 words) David Cole
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Play 17 Ch 11: The Laura Again (3941 words) Brendan Tannam
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Play 18 Ch 12: The Bower of Acrasia (3548 words) Ada Kerman
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Play 19 Ch 13: The Bottom of the Abyss, pt 1 (4300 words) Mike Harris
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Play 20 Ch 13: The Bottom of the Abyss, pt 2 (4539 words) Chris Caron
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Play 21 Ch 14: The Rocks of the Sirens (2768 words) Chris Caron
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Play 22 Ch 15: Nephelococcugia (3532 words) Chris Caron
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Play 23 Ch 16: Venus and Pallas, pt 1 (3077 words) Chris Caron
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Play 24 Ch 16: Venus and Pallas, pt 2 (3025 words) Phil Chenevert
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Play 25 Ch 17: A Stray Gleam (3444 words) Mike Harris
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Play 26 Ch 18: The Prefect Tested, pt 1 (2407 words) Anna Simon
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Play 27 Ch 18: The Prefect Tested, pt 2 (2659 words) Anna Simon
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Play 28 Ch 19: Jews Against Christians, pt 1 (2570 words) Nadine Eckert-Boulet
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Play 29 Ch 19: Jews Against Christians, pt 2 (2220 words) Nadine Eckert-Boulet
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Play 30 Ch 20: She Stoops to Conquer, pt 1 (2974 words) Chris Caron
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Play 31 Ch 20: She Stoops to Conquer, pt 2 (3043 words) Chris Caron
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Play 32 Ch 20: She Stoops to Conquer, pt 3 (3076 words) Chris Caron
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Play 33 Ch 21: The Squire-Bishop, pt 1 (4094 words) Pentti Hirvonen
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Play 34 Ch 21: The Squire-Bishop, pt 2 (2966 words) Pentti Hirvonen
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Play 35 Ch 21: The Squire-Bishop, pt 3 (4101 words) Pentti Hirvonen
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Play 36 Ch 22: Pandemonium, pt 1 (2979 words) Pentti Hirvonen
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Play 37 Ch 22: Pandemonium, pt 2 (2925 words) Pentti Hirvonen
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Play 38 Ch 23: Nemesis (1618 words) Lucy Perry
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Play 39 Ch 24: Lost Lambs, pt 1 (3536 words) Paul Stephens
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Play 40 Ch 24: Lost Lambs, pt 2 (3615 words) Paul Stephens
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Play 41 Ch 25: Seeking after a Sign, pt 1 (3033 words) Vira Denton
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Play 42 Ch 25: Seeking after a Sign, pt 2 (2899 words) Vira Denton
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Play 43 Ch 26: Miriam's Plot, pt 1 (2486 words) Nadine Eckert-Boulet
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Play 45 Ch 27: The Prodigal's Return, pt 1 (3795 words) Brendan Tannam
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Play 46 Ch 27: The Prodigal's Return, pt 2 (3687 words) Brendan Tannam
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Play 47 Ch 28: Woman's Love (2778 words) Anna Simon
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Play 48 Ch 29: Nemesis, pt 1 (2400 words) Nadine Eckert-Boulet
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Play 49 Ch 29: Nemesis, pt 2 (2299 words) Nadine Eckert-Boulet
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Play 50 Ch 30: Every Man To His Own Place, pt 1 (4007 words) Chris Caron
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Play 51 Ch 30: Every Man To His Own Place, pt 2 (3754 words) Chris Caron
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